October 19, 2019

Featured Image: Camping at Mt. Rainier

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Today in History: Mount Rainier National Park

Today in History–March 2–the Library of Congress features Mount Rainier National Park, established on this day in 1899. But was America's fifth national park created to preserve nature or to help out an industry? Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and reviewing the resources linked to below. from America's Library Mount Rainier, Washington Mount Rainier becomes a national park Legislation U.S. Statutes at Large, Vol. 29, Proclamation No. 21, pp. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Washington (state)

Today in History–November 11–the Library of Congress features Washington, which was declared a state on this day in 1889. Find out more about the history and culture of the Evergreen state by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access a plethora primary sources. Washington stories from America’s Library Washington primary source set Washington historical newspapers Washington maps Washington books and articles Washington reports & other … [Read more...]