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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Explore the natural history of Mount Rainier

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EVERETT, WA – Did you know that Native Americans have traveled to Mount Rainier for over 9,000 years to gather resources unavailable near their lowland villages? Did you know that the effects of climate change extend far beyond the mountain’s retreating glaciers? Join Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College, for “Tahoma’s Biggest Stories,” an image-rich talk based on the book “Tahoma and Its People.”  Antonelis-Lapp will speak on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at
 After graduating from Huxley College/Western Washington University in 1978, Jeff Antonelis-Lapp worked two summers at Mount Rainier National Park. That experience ignited a connection to the mountain that endures today. He has summited the mountain, hiked all its mapped trails and completed the 93-mile Wonderland Trail five times.
 Jeff began writing “Tahoma and Its People” after being unable to find a current natural history for a course he planned to teach at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. He conducted over 250 days of fieldwork for the book, many of them in the company of park archaeologists, biologists and geologists.
 “Tahoma and Its People” is available to borrow from the Everett Public Library or for purchase from Third Place Books.
 This program is free and open to the public. Call 425-257-8000 for more information about this or other library programs. Save your spot or join the program at:


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