This Crag Rat is helping a friend touch up her sun screen atop Mt. Hood during the Legion Climb of 1940.
[Ed. note: We have tentative IDs of Beverly Gross of Portland and Crag Rat Fred Donnerberg. See comments for details]
We Rats are always happy to help the pretty ladies . . .
Jay on 10th May 2013 @ 9:21am
Okay Bill, who is it? Guess I shall work on it. Notice that shirt, wood in those days and had to be pretty warm on a day which looks like it is clear.
charlott on 10th May 2013 @ 9:40am
Not a wood shirt, a WOOL shirt!!!!
charlott on 10th May 2013 @ 9:46am
Just dawned on me 1940 was the year my Dad was "Big Squeak."
charlott on 10th May 2013 @ 9:51am
My bet is on a Woolrich shirt. Isn't the lady pretty?> So healthy looking - like a movie star of the times.I also like the hiking staffs. Her manicure is perfect too. Great picture!
Jill Stanford on 10th May 2013 @ 4:20pm
The way the woman is dressed I am inclined to think that she is either the Queen of the American Legion Climb or one of the court.
charlott on 10th May 2013 @ 6:55pm
Atop of Cooper Spur. Noticed a box lunch.
Ranger on 11th May 2013 @ 9:53am
"Since they began their operations more than eighty years ago, the Crag Rats have worn their signature black and white buffalo wool plaid shirts made for them by the Woolrich Company."
I'm thinking Bill Pattison must know who the guy is.
I don't know about today's Crag Rats, but those earlier guys were handsome.
l.e. on 11th May 2013 @ 4:24pm
EBay has or had: a 1940 Photo Album/Scrapbook that records a July 21, 1940 Climb of Mt. Hood by the entire Court of the 1940 American Legion Mount Hood Climb, plus “Miss Streamline” from the San Francisco ‘World’s Fair
"The Court included: Queen Elaine Drake and Princesses Betty Calmettes, Peggy McLucas, Betty Collins, Doris Emery and Roberta Sinclair. Beverly Gross who is identified as “Miss Streamline” is also attributed as being “Miss Oregon”
Alva Day is mentioned as the photographer.
l.e. on 11th May 2013 @ 4:29pm
The CR reminds me of a young and handsome Tony Krevak (spelling might be incorrect).
Susan Baldwin on 13th May 2013 @ 5:32am
Tony Krevak came somewhat later than this. It isn't Betty Calmettes and I feel somewhat safe in saying that it isn't Elaine Drake, who was the daughter of Leo and Stella (Perry) Drake. However, it might be........
charlott on 13th May 2013 @ 7:18am
No Charlott....I think the young lady is Beverly Gross from Portland who was Miss Oregon and a Hollywood hopeful.
I found a newspaper photo of her and several other ladies posing for the "Miss Streamline" which I still haven't figured out what that contest was.
We need that scrapbook!!
l.e. on 13th May 2013 @ 8:13am
I believe the picture is of Beverly Gross (Miss Streamline) and the Crag Rat is probably Bill Cochran. Bill Cochran was the escort for the queen, at the crowning coronation at Legion Camp the evening before the climb.. Elaine Drake was crowned queen by Queen Claire Erickson of the Winter Sports Association. The crowd at Legion Camp was estimated to be in excess of 3500, with cars parked along the side of the road all the way down to the Cloud Cap junction. Can't imagine that many people assembled at little Legion Camp.
fmw on 14th May 2013 @ 9:02pm
I thank my brother for the right answer..........
charlott on 15th May 2013 @ 10:24am
Thank you charlott's brother.
Now can you solve the mystery road on the next page?
l.e. on 15th May 2013 @ 2:55pm
Does the guy in this photo look like the guy in photo #75 which charlott though might be Bill Cochran.
l.e. on 15th May 2013 @ 3:15pm
Here is the story of the Crag Rat Banquet and Bill Cochran, in 1927, searching for and discovering Calvin White who had been lost on the mountain for three days.
l.e. on 22nd June 2013 @ 10:47pm
I am certain the fellow is Mr. Donnerberg, owner of The Book and Art store downtown near Keirs Drugstore. My Mom, Miriam Nickerson worked for him in 1930-32 before she worked at Keirs as waitress and cook.
pat Willford on 19th September 2014 @ 4:23pm
Krivak is the correct spelling, I think, for Tony.
Theresa Puddy on 25th May 2016 @ 9:47am
The lady in this picture is Beverly Gross who was Miss Oregon in 1940. She climbed to the top of Mount Hood where she was crowned. Several pictures of this event were in Look Magazine in 1940.
Mark Yandle on 17th January 2019 @ 6:16am
As someone who appreciates the history of Mt. Hood and has been to the summit many times, I was fortunate to have the highest bid when the scrap book of the July 21, 1940 American Legion / Crag Rats climb was recently auctioned on eBay. I received the scrapbook with its many photos and newspaper articles at my Portland, OR home yesterday, (Feb. 7, 2019) and based on the photos inside, the lady in the photo above does appear to be Beverly Gross, though I'm only 90% sure of that, as the evidence across multiple photos is not 100% conclusive. I do not know who the gentleman is.
Mike Westby on 8th March 2019 @ 9:18am