Nothing easy about this work, was there.
That is quite the tractor there, too bad more of it isn't showing.
Makes one appreciate being able to zip up to Lost Lake in such a short time, doesn't it?
charlott on 5th February 2014 @ 7:07am
Well, at least in this photo with five less men, we get a better look at that little tractor. I bet it was a welcome work horse.
Those first auto trips must have been rough.
l.e. on 5th February 2014 @ 7:13am
It would be interesting to see a chronicled timetable of Lost Lake. There are plenty of photos here at HHR showing the road building, such as today's and the guys on the motorcycle with the dynamite.
Alva Day gives us an insight into his love for the Lake. I'm sure he traveled into the area long before the road was built.
The Jason Lee cattle trail to the Willamette Valley via Hood River Valley and Lost Lake was in 1833. Did Lee's trail follow an Indian trail?
Tom Kloster has written some great blogs about the Lost Lake area and the Crestline trail.
In 1912 there were plans to run a railroad from Portland to Bull Run and then on to Lost Lake and HR valley.
Sometimes the places that now seem remote, were some of the busiest.
l.e. on 5th February 2014 @ 1:52pm
The Mt. Hood Railway and Power Company built a railroad from 90th and Glisan in Montavilla to Bull Run, the 22-mile line opened on July 4, 1911 with passenger service continuing until 12/27/1930; freight service continued to 11/26/1932. The decommissioned Bull Run hydro electric plant is being restored by a non-profit. This info comes from Mark Moore a major player in the postcard history world, manages www.pdxhistory.com, and also specializes in electric railway history.
Arlen Sheldrake on 6th February 2014 @ 5:36pm