Very obvious they are on a camping trip. Could be to Lost Lake.
Charlott on 20th July 2015 @ 7:02am
A stern look and a double bit axe, I doubt if anyone will argue with her.
Kenn on 20th July 2015 @ 7:07am
Good for them for wearing coveralls, but I wonder if they have a dress stuffed inside?
L.E. on 20th July 2015 @ 7:13am
By the way....I spy two kids, no dog. A clock, so they know what time to go fishing and a soap dish nailed to the tree.
L.E. on 20th July 2015 @ 8:13am
Ah, a refreshing pic of an early on women's liberation get together, camp trip. I wonder how often the conversation drifted to the wonderful feeling of no 'guy' domination...?
James Holloway on 20th July 2015 @ 9:07am
The sign nailed to the tree? It says, "Camp Overall".
Arthur on 20th July 2015 @ 9:49am
No date on this?
jnel on 20th July 2015 @ 12:14pm
No date, but if the clock is right it's just about noon.
Arthur on 20th July 2015 @ 1:26pm
I see some "men's" trousers and boots in the upper left background. Crazy?
judy on 20th July 2015 @ 1:55pm
You could contact Tom Kloster and see if he has gained any more knowledge about Camp Overall.
which was evidently along the West Fork of Hood River.
L.E. on 20th July 2015 @ 4:35pm
1904 article about Camp Overall in the Hood River Glacier:
Jeffrey Bryant on 20th July 2015 @ 6:01pm
Thanks Jeffrey. Great article. These women definitely didn't "get out of sight".
The article is also interesting concerning warm weather, irrigation and the improvements the water will make.
I question the Prather and Blowers ranches existing 40 years previously?
L.E. on 20th July 2015 @ 8:20pm
The map L.E. linked to may say Camp 1904 a bit up stream on the West Fork from Sandy Flat. Could this be Camp Overall???
Longshot on 20th July 2015 @ 9:01pm
Jeffrey's link states that Camp Overall was previously called Maple Dell.
HHR photo #626 has a story about a drowning at Maple Dell. If you google Maple Dell, several 1900 HR Glacier articles mention fishing and camping there.
The Aug. 9, 1906 edition page 2 says "Lost Lake Road Being Built.....a little work each year will make it as good as the road beyond the old lumber camps toward Maple Dell. A fine level grade can be made up Laurel Creek....."
The August 3, 1900 edition page 3 lists the names of a large group of people in camp at Maple Dell. It says that on Friday some of the families went to the mineral springs on the desert. Sunday was spent in different ways. Some went to the ford on the Lost lake trail and others remained in camp and told fish stories.
Any idea where the mineral springs are located?
L.E. on 20th July 2015 @ 10:22pm
Maybe it says Camp 19.4 and not 1904 ???
Longshot on 20th July 2015 @ 10:22pm
I'm very impressed. I thought this was just a fun picture. I had no idea there was some real local history to be uncovered.
ArthurB on 20th July 2015 @ 11:34pm
Funny thing is...I haven't found the sign in the tree yet. That goes to show what one person finds in these photos, leads to more discovery.
Longshot...I wonder if Camp 19?? is a camp ground or a lumber camp?
L.E. on 21st July 2015 @ 7:54am
Just doing some checking against the topo, Sandy Flats appears to be Dee Flats.
There is also a Camp Creek near where Lost Lake Road crosses the West Fork, so the creek's confluence with the West Fork might be the location of Maple Dell/Camp Overall.
Longshot on 21st July 2015 @ 7:56am
The "Camp Overall" sign is on the tree behind the woman with the ax. It's right at the top edge of the frame, the word "Camp" is partially cropped out.
Arthur on 21st July 2015 @ 4:39pm