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Facts about Longmire, Washington
Longmire, which is effectively encompassed by the Longmire Historic District, is a visitor services center in Washington State's Mount Rainier National Park, located 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of the Nisqually Entrance. The area is in the Nisqually River valley at an elevation of 2,761 feet (842 m) between The Ramparts Ridge and the Tatoosh Range. Longmire is surrounded by old-growth douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock.
The Community Building (1927) is a good example of early National Park Service Rustic style. There followed some legal disputes between the Longmires and the National Park Service including the opening of a Western saloon by Robert Longmire (James' son) and its subsequent closure by Acting Superintendent Grenville F. tested the waters and concluded that they didn't have any medicinal value. Smaller than the existing inn, it became known as the National Park Inn Annex. Features such as the heavy masonry first floor and timber second story were influenced by the 1924 administration building at Yosemite.
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