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Mount Rainier National Park

(Encyclopedia) Mount Rainier National Park rānēr´, rə– [key], 235,625 acres (95,395 hectares), SW Wash., in the Cascade Range; est. 1899. The area is dominated by Mt. Rainier, a…

Rainier, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Rainier, Mount: see Mount Rainier National Park .


(Encyclopedia) Yakima yăk´əmô, –mə , city (1990 pop. 54,827), seat of Yakima co., S central Wash., on the Yakima River just below its confluence with the Naches; inc. 1886. It is…

Cascade Range

(Encyclopedia) Cascade Range, mountain chain, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, extending S from British Columbia to N Calif., where it becomes the Sierra Nevada ; it parallels the…

Washington Overview

(Encyclopedia) Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the…