At the time it was Mt. Hood Tavern, it was owned and operated by George and Jennie McMullen, who sold to Ken and Katherine See, who re-named it Tamarack Lodge. This is still owned by the See family, though a portion of the building no longer exists. It is now their private home. Been there many times when I was a child.
charlott on 7th September 2012 @ 7:10am
Sweet pic- .... know anyone Dad ?
steve on 7th September 2012 @ 1:49pm
Where is it physically? Does it sit close to the Mt. Hood Country store? I'm sure I've seen it, but where?
James Holloway on 8th September 2012 @ 2:37pm
spin a 180 when in front of the Copper Spur Lodging Resort- look behind a few trees- west of the road up to Cloud Cap -
steve on 8th September 2012 @ 8:07pm
George McMullin died of a heart attact in 1937after working with some Crag Rats on a ski run. I have no idea which ski run. At least two and perhaps three were at one time located along the lower Cooper Spur Road.
Jennie Mc Mullin died in Hood River in 1953. She lived at that time in an appartment located just above the "Telephone Office" near State Street.
I am interested in information about "The Cooper Spur Ski Hut"; supposedly built by the CCC about 1939 on Forest Service land nearby.
The Hut is located near what appears to be a short jump hill for beginning skiers. Onsite there is the remains of what may be judged to be power shack for the rope tow. This is not to be confused wlith the current Jump Hill deveoped after WWII above the Cooper Spur Road.
This pic.is correctly identified as "Mt.Hood Tavern"as I knew it. This appears to have the same road crew as the previous 1947 photo. I have no idea the names of the man, child and lady on the front porch. I have no memory of who she rented and/or sold to prior to the purchase by the See's.
Buster Gibson on 12th October 2012 @ 7:12pm
Were those Sees the ones who had a son Stephen who became a ceramicist, and a little girl with long black hair who took dance lessons from Madame Fredova Kruger upstairs in the Riverside Church?
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 15th March 2013 @ 3:05pm
Yes, these are my grandparents on the porch, Ken and Kathryn See, and their daughter (my aunt), Carol. Not shown are their other kids, my uncle Frank See, and my father Stephen See. My dad was a sculptor and painter, we lived in NYC for many years before moving back to the PNW. My father passed away in the early 1990s. I don't know if Carol took dance lessons, I'll ask. My grandparents bought the place from the McMullins shortly after the war--they had visited during the war and struck up a friendship.
Corin See on 19th June 2014 @ 6:33pm
Ms. See, your family and mine were in New York City for decades. Since they had lived in the Parkdale area, I wonder if they visited with each other. John Horton 586-549-2471
John Horton on 20th March 2019 @ 10:20am
This is a photo of the Mt. Hood Tavern (later renamed Tamarack Lodge) in
1947 on day that the PP&L installed electricity. One of the first things that
my parents did was to make ice cubes!!! The people on the porch are Ken
and Kathryn See and me, Carol See, aged 5. Alva Day is in the photo with
the work crew. Contrary to Charlotte's comment, the entire place is still
intact just as it was that day, although the interior has been changed a bit.
A bathroom, for example! Almost as exciting as electricity! So we had electricity by the time I started school, but my older brothers, Stephen and Frank, studied by lamplight for their first few years!
kerosene lamp for their first few years
Carol See Kading on 26th October 2020 @ 4:40pm