HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4029
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Representatives Walker, Winsley, Schoon, Pruitt and R. Meyers
Read first time 1/24/90 and referred to Committee on Natural Resources & Parks.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE HONORABLE MANUEL LUJAN, JR., SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, Mount Rainier, the snow-covered colossus of the Pacific Northwest, frequently referred to as "the Mountain" by Washingtonians, is the overwhelming and single most spectacular feature of Washington State's varied and beautiful landscape; and
WHEREAS, For perhaps thousands of years Mount Rainier was known to the Pacific Northwest native Americans as Tacoma and it was only in 1792, relatively recent history, that the British explorer, Captain George Vancouver, renamed the mountain as Mount Rainier after the British naval figure, Admiral Peter Rainier; and
WHEREAS, Washington State recently concluded its one hundredth year of statehood and it is fitting at this time that Mount Rainier be given its historical American designation as Tacoma;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the United States change the official name of Mount Rainier to Mount Tacoma.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, the Honorable Manuel Lujan, Jr., Secretary of the United States Department of Interior, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.