Mount Rainier, a volcano in Washington state, was variously called Mount Tahoma or Mount Tacoma by local tribes. According the Tacoma News-Tribune, the mountain was called Mount Tacoma by non-native locals well into the 20th Century. It was named Mount Rainier by British Capt. George Vancouver, who was exploring the Puget Sound and gave the name in honor of a friend, Peter Rainier.
Mount Rainier, a volcano in Washington state, was variously called Mount Tahoma or Mount Tacoma by local tribes. According the Tacoma News-Tribune, the mountain was called Mount Tacoma by non-native locals well into the 20th Century. It was named Mount Rainier by British Capt. George Vancouver, who was exploring the Puget Sound and gave the name in honor of a friend, Peter Rainier. Benjamin Benschneider Seattle Times / MCT
Mount Rainier, a volcano in Washington state, was variously called Mount Tahoma or Mount Tacoma by local tribes. According the Tacoma News-Tribune, the mountain was called Mount Tacoma by non-native locals well into the 20th Century. It was named Mount Rainier by British Capt. George Vancouver, who was exploring the Puget Sound and gave the name in honor of a friend, Peter Rainier. Benjamin Benschneider Seattle Times / MCT

Should Mount Rainier be renamed? Feds say no, despite detractors

September 01, 2015 02:04 PM