2″ x 3″ Button Magnet
Beginning in 1903, Eugene Ricksecker’s fieldwork resulted in uniquely engineered roads within Mount Rainier National Park. His challenge included highlighting the scenery while preserving an easy grade for automobiles. He designed the “Road to Paradise” to keep tourists “in a keen state of expectancy,” where new visual pleasures would emerge at every turn. Mount Rainier was the first park to admit autos in 1907 and by 1912 they reached all the way to Paradise on Ricksecker’s road.