"Jim's Place" greeted drivers on the Mt. Hood Loop Highway in the 1930s. It looks like a pleasant place to stop for a picnic and refuel. Can anyone place the spot? I'm guessing that's an irrigation ditch crossing the road, or maybe one of the smaller streams like Neal Creek.
Out in the Parkdale ares?
Dale Nicol on 16th October 2020 @ 7:02am
Tough one. My gut wants to say it is where the ditch crosses the highway near Pinemont, but I'm not sold on that.
JKG on 16th October 2020 @ 7:56am
Don't recognize the low concrete bridge structure.
Kyle on 16th October 2020 @ 8:01am
I believe this is just about where Sawtooth sits right now near Hanel's mill.
RHD on 16th October 2020 @ 9:05am
That was my first guess, RHD, but couldn't quite line up the grade. But looking again it might work. In fact the stub of a road in front of Sawtooth could be the old highway.
ArthurB on 16th October 2020 @ 10:18am
If that is the location of the Sawtooth, that would be the East Fork flowing under the bridge.
JEC on 16th October 2020 @ 9:26pm
Correction; East Fork Main Canal.
JEC on 16th October 2020 @ 9:28pm
Rather strange that there is guard rail all along the roadway, but not on the bridge where the car would be at higher risk, going into that water??????
Wendell on 17th October 2020 @ 6:26am
Wendell....good question.....I wonder if the no guard rail on the bridge is designed for when the bridge is over topped with runoff...a guard rail would certainly capture unwanted debris.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 18th October 2020 @ 2:47pm
Arlen that makes sense, but at the same time if it is the actual irrigation canal, it would have, if like today, been turned off in the winter. Someone needs to ask Bill Pattison, as I think he would know exactly where it was located....
Charlott on 19th October 2020 @ 7:09am
The so called stub road in front of the Sawtooth is the old alignment of Hwy 35, so I think that location may fit.
As for the guard rails, I think they were used in this case to keep cars heading on the bridge and not hit the sides or curbs on the bridge. The bridge curbs look high to me and the guard rails appear to be at a slight angle to the bridge.
Ranger on 19th October 2020 @ 9:01pm