Mount Hood History

Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge History

Mount Hood Highway at Alder Creek 1939

Mount Hood Highway at Alder Creek 1939

Alder Creek is a little town half way between Sandy and Welches Oregon on today's Highway 26. The Ivy Bear ...
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Samuel Welch 1880

Samuel Welch 1880 Welches Pioneer

Samuel Welch left Virginia at the age of 19 and travelled to Oregon via the old Oregon Trail in 1842 ...
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Welches Oregon pioneer homesteaders

Welches Oregon Pioneer Homesteaders

Here's a photo of the first Welches Oregon pioneer homesteaders. This is probably one of the earliest photos of the ...
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Brightwood Museum and Novelty Shop

The Brightwood Museum and Novelty Shop

The Brightwood Museum and Novelty Shop. Many locals who remember this place in its heyday still call this the Snake ...
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The Rhododendron Tavern

Rhododendron Oregon Centennial and History

100 Years of Rhododendron Oregon and Mount Hood Tourism I produced a video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ...
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Welch's Ranch

The Welch’s Ranch Welches Oregon

Welches Oregon before tourists Back before Welches Oregon became a destination it was a ranch, Samuel Welch and his son ...
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The Crown Point Chalet

Mrs M.E. Henderson’s Crown Point Chalet

Mrs M.E. Henderson's Crown Point Chalet The Crown Point Chalet was one of the premier roadhouses along the Historic Columbia ...
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Cal Calvert Airplane

Cal Calvert and His Airplane

Cal Calvert and His Airplane During the early days of photography, before it was common for the average person to ...
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Mt Hood Indian Pageant

Mt Hood Indian Pageant

A lot has come and gone along the old Mt Hood Loop Highway, the name given for the route that ...
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Mount Hood History is blog where I share the historical photos and ephemera that I have collected over the last several decades. My main collection consists of many old Real Photo Postcards but I seek out obscure photographs of landmarks that have come and gone on both the Mt Hood Loop Highway and the Historic Columbia River Highway.

I try my best to be accurate in my writing here but I am always glad to listen to the sorties of others in hopes of receiving more information or another view of the history that I share here. Please use my Contact Page to get ahold of me for any inquiries.