Pictured here are the first busses that ran from the Tacoma Eastern Depot in Ashford to Mt. Rainier.
People could also get a good look at the mountain from the air too. The first airplane flights over the park and around the Mountain were made in July 1920. Three planes circled the mountain and the third then “bravely flew over the summit”. (The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier)
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
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