Nice one ! Dolls & a dog !
Steve r on 7th August 2015 @ 7:30am
OMG, can you imagine what tough conditions that would be, very hardy folks. Must have taken a couple years construction? When was the Inn finally completed? So they could sleep inside?
James Holloway on 7th August 2015 @ 9:22am
A dog house. diapers blowing in the breeze, and what is the Mrs. holding?
nels on 7th August 2015 @ 9:57am
I think she's holding another child, who was fidgeting too much for the camera to catch her head or legs.
Arthur on 7th August 2015 @ 10:48am
Must be flies around. The white horse is swishing his tail.
Would this be the Cooper family? Didn't they have tent resort before Cloud Cap was built?
L.E. on 7th August 2015 @ 11:32am
And I would guess that the rifle was always kept handy to deal with bears and bobcats and cougars smelling the bacon.
nels on 7th August 2015 @ 11:51am
This photo appears on page 84 of Jack Grauer's first edition "A Complete History of Mount Hood". He describes it as "Cooper's Tent Hotel - circa 1888" with photo courtesy of David Cooper, Jr. Grauer devotes several paragraphs to the "tent hotel", and describes it as being located in the "gully near Tilly Jane campground".
I used a crop from the photo for an article on Warren "Barney" Cooper on my blog a few years ago -- I'm fairly certain the young man on the horse is Barney Cooper. Here's the article:
Thanks for posting, this Arthur!
Tom Kloster on 8th August 2015 @ 8:37pm
Thanks Tom, I've seen this picture with the description of "Cooper's Tent Hotel." I don't have any information on who inscribed this one "Construction Camp" or when, so I don't know which claim is more accurate. Hopefully someone can offer a more definitive answer about what this photo represents.
Arthur on 9th August 2015 @ 7:25am
if this is Cooper's camp, one of the very young children would be Mae Cooper who married Chester Walton and resided in Parkdale.
I am inclined to personally think this is Cooper Camp, my reasoning is that I would think it would have been basically men at the construction of the Inn.
Could this be what was also called "Horse Camp"?
Charlott on 10th August 2015 @ 7:09am