Welcome to an exciting new era in written and
photographic history of the Mount Hood
This web site
was created to document the colorful history of
Mount Hood and the communities that share its
shadow, including the Columbia River Gorge.
covered in this web site is reflected in this old Mt. Hood
Loop Highway road map (at right) showing the three segments of the "Loop". The "Historic Columbia River
Highway" at the upper or northern side of Mt.
Hood travels through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. The "Road to Mt. Hood"
on the lower or southern side of "The
Mountain" parallels Sam Barlow's old toll road and the last leg of the Oregon Trail. The two are ultimately connected on the East side of the mountain by today's Highway 35 that follows the East Fork of the Hood River into and through the Hood River Valley to the Columbia River.
With today's automobiles and modern roads The Mt. Hood Loop is a great trip to make,
and the trip can typically be done well within a full
but leisurely day.
This is not a commercial site. I make no money from it.
This is my hobby. I welcome any input, and encourage contributors. I enjoy history, and I love Mt. Hood and The
Columbia River Gorge.
Please enjoy your visit to Mt. Hood
History dot com.
E-Mail me---> firstname.lastname@example.org
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Click here for a 1920's photographic tour of the Historic Mt. Hood Loop Highway.
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