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On July 1, 1917, a rustic and romantic park hotel, the Paradise Inn, located in Mount Rainier’s beautiful Paradise Valley, holds its grand opening and the event’s many attendees have the opportunity to examine what is the one of the Pacific Northwest’s first high-elevation mountain resorts —…

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Fifty years ago this week, on May 14, 1969, the final segment of Interstate 5 in Washington opened for traffic between Marysville and Everett, allowing motorists to travel without interruption from the Canadian border to the California state line. The new freeway also helped boost the develo…