Here's the "New Tavern" restaurant with Mt. Hood in the background. This establishment looks suspiciously like the Mt. Hood Tavern which we previously saw. I'm guessing it was under new management. I refer you to the earlier post for details on the location and owners.
It may have been The Mount Hood Tavern in the early years, but I knew it as Tamarack Lodge, owned by Ken See and his wife. They had three children, Frank, Steve and Carol. All were excellent skiers and the boys used to ski from there to school in Parkdale during the winter. When I skied with their daughter, we used to ski down from Cooper Spur via the trail and sit in front of the fireplace while Mrs. See gave us cups of hot chocolate. A portion of that building is still there and has been remodeled over the years to become like a vacation home. It is still within the See family.
Charlott on 19th October 2020 @ 7:06am
Charlott, I think you're right and this is an earlier version of the building, not later. It looks like a new roof here, not even any shingles on the dining room section.
ArthurB on 19th October 2020 @ 4:42pm
I do have a photo somewhere of my great aunt and a couple of her friends, sitting in front of this building. This is what it looked like before being chopped down to make a home and greatly remodeled inside. I see last week that the eldest See son just passed away. Mrs. See's name was Catherine.
Charlott on 20th October 2020 @ 7:13am
Oh my gosh! I have never seen this photo before! I am Carol See's daughter, and Ken and Kathryn's granddaughter. This is amazing! Is there date on this photo?
Cecily Williams on 26th October 2020 @ 9:37am
Like Cecily, I had ever seen this photo before. My mother and dad, Kenneth
and Kathryn See bought this building in 1943 or '44 from Mrs. McMullin
and we moved there in 1945. The building was never chopped down, but it was expanded sometime before we bought it and the front porch became
an additional dining room the Mt. Hood Tavern, as it was known in the old
days. (I have no idea when the name was changed, or the porch enclosed).
It kept the name "Mt. Hood Tavern" for a few years and then my Dad changed
the name to Tamarack Lodge because we did not sell alcohol as some people
expected when they arrived. It is named after the gorgeous tamarack tree
in the back yard, still there and still gorgeous. My parents operated it as a
restaurant for many years, but it has been a second home to us all these years. It has been remodeled a bit iside (we didn't need two large dining
rooms, and we did need an inside toilet!) but it is essentially the same
configuration that it has been since at least the 1930's.
Carol See Kading on 26th October 2020 @ 10:22am
Cecily and Carol, I'm glad you saw this photo. Our records show it has been at the museum since at least 1951, when they started tracking such things. Unfortunately I don't know how it came to our collection.
ArthurB on 26th October 2020 @ 12:14pm
I do stand corrected then Carol, as I thought a portion was removed and it is somewhat smaller. Things always look one way in children's eyes and another way as adults. Carol, do you know exactly where the Weygandt homestead was located down the way from there?
Charlott on 27th October 2020 @ 7:43am
Charlotte: Sorry, I do not remember where the Weygandt homestead was
located. Perhaps the property now owned by the McCarthy's, handed down
to them from their grandfather, Homer Rogers. ??? Could also be a different
property near there that is now owned by the McCarthy's. Not sure those were two separate properties---perhaps all owned by Homer Rogers originally. I bet the historical society knows the location of the Weygandt
Carol See Kading on 28th October 2020 @ 10:47am
Great memories skiing on Mt. Hood with Carol See, my sorority sister at Oregon back in the day.. My husband and I taught our 2 girls to ski on another volcano, Mt. Fuji, when we lived in Japan, and they in turn taught their 2 girls to ski, but on more gentle slopes in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Nothing compares to the magnificent mountains of Oregon. .
Hi Carol, We live in Virginia now. Let's not lose touch again. email@example.com
Susan Greenhalgh Widmayer on 31st March 2021 @ 1:48pm