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September 16, 2013
Parkitecture at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
The "Stockade Group" Visitor Center
The "Yakima Park Stockade Group" buildings at Sunrise were built in the 1930s–1940s, modeled consciously on frontier blockhouses. I think that they would look familiar to a Roman legionary in first-century Germania as well — who thought that the roots of the National Park Service ran that deep?