This is the construction crew which built the road to Lost Lake. While they have plenty of shovels and pickaxes, I see they also have a tracked vehicle of some sort which they are carefully hiding from view. We saw workers on Lost Lake Road in this previous view. No dynamite in today's view.
My "Sense of Place" lecture at Springhouse Cellars is this Wednesday. The title is "500 Yards: The Ghosts in Our Backyard." It consists entirely of photos taken within 500 yards of the lecture location. Details here.
The two men in suits must be of some importance and I suspect the one is shaking the hand of a foreman.
Would this have been under the direction of the county?
charlott on 6th January 2014 @ 7:04am
I think we have had this discussion before. What is the tool on the far left called? Is it a peavey?
I'm guessing there is a variety of nationalities in this photo.
Those two guys in suits look familiar. I bet we have seen them before.
l.e. on 6th January 2014 @ 7:23am
Do you think any of those faces are in this photo?
l.e. on 6th January 2014 @ 8:03am
One of my favorite stories about grandfather John H. is that while County Judge he was firmly opposed to paving the Lost Lake road as he believed his beloved Lost Lake would be ruined by hoards of Portlanders descending on it. (now I am part of that hoard) So at least in the 40s/50s this road was HR county.
Arlen Sheldrake on 6th January 2014 @ 8:03am
Arlen...there are times when some of us still think like your grandfather.
My husband can remember his fifth grader teacher saying he hated to see the Worlds Fair come to Seattle because then everyone would find out how beautiful the Pacific NW was.
These historic photos have made me realize how much change the early HR residents saw. Especially after the Lewis and Clark Expo. Some would have welcomed the newcomers. But, not everyone.
l.e. on 6th January 2014 @ 8:38am
Great fun and memories from Lost Lake. Myself, partner and dates swamped one of those wooden rental boats once in the middle of the lake and laughed so hard getting it pushed to shore we were wore out. Have give up worrying about change, for better or worse, youth will be served.
Buzz on 6th January 2014 @ 9:42am
In so ,many of these pictures the young men/boys have the grin and rakish facial expressions. The next age group looks competent and know what is wanted on the job. The older men look grim or at least stoic and are just trying to to raise their family.
nels on 6th January 2014 @ 3:52pm