Given how the snow is falling on Mt. Hood this winter this seems like an appropriate image. It's from a group of images dated to "likely 1939." Someone has suggested in a note this is on the loop highway. Another image in the group has a truck with USDA plates, which supports that theory.
Someone's made a good attempt top identify the men trying to dig out a path on the highway. They weren't too sure on the IDs or the spelling, but I appreciate the effort. The man to the left identified as "Roy Walters, I think!." A little over, from rear to front are R.D. "Hen" Griffith, John Heimsoth?, and Henry Fischer or Fisher. The next man to the right is unidentified. Next is Leigh Oliver Sr. to the rear with "Lige" Elliot to the front (holding the shovel), and finally Art Ducharme to the right.
Does anyone know any of these men?
Tags: 1930s Columbia_River_Highway Ducharme Elliot Fischer Griffith Heimsoth snow storm Walters
In 1985 I lived off of Cooper Spur Rd near old Dimmick park, down a long driveway. Art Ducharme and his wife, Elsie lived across the drwy from my little house. They were quite elderly at that point- I think he had built the house.
There had always been a large Elliot family in the upper valley- Lige may of been Ethel ( known as Tommy) Elliot’s husband- ….or father in law?
I went to HRVHS (class of 75)with a Leigh Oliver Jr-class below me- so I’m assuming this may be his Dad?
BethH on 12th December 2022 @ 9:36am
It looks as if two men are grasping hands in the middle - perhaps they dug towards each ohter. A few hats appear removed off of heads also for this captured moment and it looks to be an above freezing type of day. The tree tops in the back ground seem more alpine like in my thinking.
Stever on 12th December 2022 @ 3:36pm