I can give you some of the names:
Front row left to right:
John Siverkropp, Kennth Wells, _________, Bill Cochran, Bill Sheppard,
Middle row: # 2 Eino Annala, # 6 Percy Bucklin, #7 ___________ Laurence, and #8 my Dad Harold Wells.
Back row: #7 Sulo Annala and #9 George Howard Sheppard and #10 might be Bob Fuller
There are some more Annala's and Hukari's in there, but can't figure ouit which is which. Bill Pattison get busy here.
As to the date, just a guess but I think it is prior to WWII, just from the ages I figure these men were. I am also looking at Bill Sheppard's boots there.
It was taken at the old Crag Rat Hut. The door went into the hallway and eventually outside. The window is into the kitchen and the staircase went up into the loft.
Charlott on 1st December 2014 @ 7:15am
Laurence's first name was Irwin.
That is definitely Bob Fuller and he died in about 1943, so this is about the era I thought. I know he and my Dad were close and used to climb a lot together, as my Dad always spoke of him. No, he didn't die in the war....
I imagine that T.J. Annala and Norm Shrum are in this photo, but can't quite figure it out.
Charlott on 1st December 2014 @ 7:22am
If you were in trouble on the Mountain, looks like a great group of guys to come to the rescue.
Charlott, was the Old Crag Hut, the one up on the rocks by I-84 exit #62?
l.e. on 1st December 2014 @ 7:50am
Strange lighting in the picture???
Longshot on 1st December 2014 @ 8:30am
Yes the old Crag Rat Hut was there just off 84. You can still see the old fire place.
For those of you who might not know it, the Hood River Crag Rats are the oldest search and rescue organization in the United States.
Charlott on 1st December 2014 @ 9:57am
The old Crag Rat Hut is where the Hood River High School class of 1959 had our graduation party.
Norma on 1st December 2014 @ 11:51am
Here are all of the people in the picture
Front row. L to R. Mel Sieverkrp. Kenneth Wells. Fred Meyers. Bill Cochran. W O Sheppard Roger Moe. Gene Annala
Middle Row. L to R. Arvi Annala. Eino Annala. Jess Chenshaw. Tivo Annala. Eddie Mohr. Percy Bucklin. Erwin Lawrence. Harold Wells
Back Row. L to R. Frank Simpson. Harold Davis. Arne Annala. Harold Hagen. Arvo Hukari. Blanchard Baldwin. Sulo Annala. Bill Hukari George Sheppard. Bob Fuller
FMW on 1st December 2014 @ 12:30pm
Charlott, your Dad was a great looking guy! Nice smile.
Jill on 1st December 2014 @ 1:17pm
He was also FMW's Dad...........Thanks brother for identifying them all. Kennth Wells was also my uncle.
Charlott on 1st December 2014 @ 1:24pm
What is that apparatus in the front with a handle grip?
One can recognize the agriculturists with the white foreheads and the ruddy lower face.
nels on 1st December 2014 @ 1:36pm
Nels, that is a long handle ice axe, and I believe some old crampons at the base of the handle of the axe.(adze and pick).....!
James Holloway on 1st December 2014 @ 10:12pm
Jill- I second that Smile comment- Wow ! - perhaps the only one of the bunch- ! Be proud Charlott ! Sharp Dad !
Steve r on 2nd December 2014 @ 3:46pm
Yes, he was a wonderful Dad. Taught me and my brothers so much about the beautiful nature we are blessed to be part of. He taught me so much about history, local and general. Miss him greatly.....................
Charlott Jones on 3rd December 2014 @ 7:45am
Back row 6th from left Arvo Hukari, 7th from left Sulo Annala, 8th from left WT (Bill) Hukari, 9th from left George Howard Sheppard. Middle row from left 3rd Enio Annala, 4th Jess Crenshaw, 4th T.J. Annala, 5th Percy Bucklin, Front row from left 2nd ?Wells, 5th Bill Sheppard Sr.
R. Norman Hukari on 5th December 2014 @ 10:31am
Back row 6th from left Arvo Hukari, 7th from left Sulo Annala, 8th from left WT (Bill) Hukari, 9th from left George Howard Sheppard, Middle rwo from the left 2nd Eino Annala, 3rd Jess Cranshaw, 4th T.J. Annala, 5th Percy Bucklin, Rront row from left 2nd ?? Wells, 5th Bill Sheppard Sr.
R. Norman Hukari on 5th December 2014 @ 10:37am
Since I didn't see a photo for the Mazamas, I thought the following entry would be good for the Crag Rats.
The Hood River Glacier, June 2, 1894
Arrangements are being made for a meeting on the summit of Mt. Hood, on July 19th, for the organization of an Alpine club. Only those who are present at the organization will be accepted as active members. A banquet will be spread in the summit at the time and every endeavor made to have the occasion a pleasant one. The club will be known as “The Mazamas.”
Jeffrey Bryant on 26th January 2015 @ 7:01pm
My Grand Father Back row left Frank J Simpson worked at PP&light from 1925.
Cliff McArthur on 7th April 2015 @ 9:40pm
Dear Cliff McArthur,
Your grandfather Frank Simpson found my uncle in Punchbowl Falls in July of 1932. He had been searching for him for several days.
My uncle was 11 years old at the time, and out with either his class or his Scout pack. Several classmates/Scouts/friends saw him get pulled under and tried to save him, but the leaders were afraid of losing more children, and stopped them.
As your grandfather was a Crag Rat, he perhaps had many stories to tell, but still, I wonder if you ever heard him say anything about Jack (or Jackie or John) MacGregor? Did he write anything about his experiences?
Thanks for listening, and let's hope your weather is better than our grey, rainy July in Gothenburg, Sweden!
Sincerely, Cindy MacGregor
Cindy MacGregor-Thunell on 11th July 2016 @ 8:31am
Frank J Simpson was my grandfather, too. 8/23/18 and I just found this info location. Just got this phone. I recognized him in the picture even though I never saw this one. So exciting
Kay Breece on 23rd August 2018 @ 7:13pm
I have a picture of him in a parka with the Crag Rat patch on the sleeve. Also one of him working for PP& Light. Clifford, I think we met in 76.
Kay Breece on 23rd August 2018 @ 7:23pm
I have a copy of a book The Crag Rats by Eino Annala (1976). I would love to find it a home with someone who would value it.
The Book Peddler
White Salmon, WA
503 341 7265
Joyce FitzSimmons on 22nd May 2020 @ 2:28pm