I think we saw this car before. Who is the 4th man, does anyone know?
Had to have been a rough ride and wonder how long it took them once they left what we know as Cooper Spur Junction to get up there?
charlott on 26th July 2013 @ 7:03am
We have seen Harry DeWitt, but I think this is the first mention of a W.E. DeWitt.
There was another DeWitt family in the Hood River area but I could never make a connection to Harry.
Did those old cars have shocks?
l.e. on 26th July 2013 @ 7:50am
Remember this was in the days of the old wagon road which runs straight up the hillside. The "modern" road with switchbacks and moderate grade was built in the 1920's.
Arthur on 26th July 2013 @ 2:30pm
I don't doubt those old cars were rough riding, but from my limited time in my youth playing cowboys and indians on horses, I don't remember a bare backed horse being that smooth a ride either. They probably thought riding on a car seat was a big improvement.
Buzz on 26th July 2013 @ 4:45pm
Obviously summer time with leafy vegetation, but I dare say a comparison of snow pack would be quite different today.
nels on 28th July 2013 @ 6:13am
We have so many pictures of Mt. Hood from this vantage point, and many of them are dated. Maybe someone will make use of the collection to document the changes in snowpack over the decades.
Arthur on 28th July 2013 @ 9:39am
I would be interested to see comparisons of the mountain in the 1930's.
I think that decade was a time of odd weather.
l.e. on 28th July 2013 @ 9:51pm