Mount Rainier celebrates its centennial

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Jimmie Rice has seen a lot in the nearly 80 years since the Great Depression forced his family to move from University Park to the more affordable Mount Rainier, which is celebrating its centennial this year.

He has seen dirt roads turned into pavement, the advent of metal piping and the city age and be revitalized.

"I've been in lots of places in my three years in the Army [during World War II], and Mount Rainier is the place to be," said Rice, 92, who is one of the city's longest-tenured residents. "Once you get used to [a place], it's your home."

Incorporated in 1910, Mount Rainier has begun staging activities to celebrate its centennial....

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