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Feb. 5, 2014. I visited the cabin in 1963 with my Mom and I visited it again today. The cabin was built by my great grandfather, William L Harlow about 1920. He lived there with his wife, Susan Custer Harlow. My Mom used to stay up there on their claim and live in the Cabin during summer vacation from school when she was a girl living in Jacksonville, Oregon. She remembers the cabin as not having a road near it and hiking in about 5 miles from the road, but we drove right up to it on our 1960's visit. William was born in Rockbridge County, VA and lived most of his life in Spokane, WA except for the short time he lived here. The first log cabin he built was near Eagle Rock, VA. It was a single- story small cabin and he and his wife, Susan lived there after they were married. I saw it about 1990 and it was in pretty rough shape, but still standing.

Mdvaden - interesting! I didn't even walk around the tree, so I missed the "skullmate"! I was in a hurry to catch up to my family, who was way up ahead. I will visit your FB site. Do you know if I geotagged this image approximately correctly? It was from rough memory. . . Greetings from WI.

Sure like the angle of this photo.

L I K E ! ! !

Greetings from Germany | Grüße aus Hessen

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I helped build this lookout in 1963 and 1964 when I worked for the USFS. The original lookout, a wooden structure was built by the CCC in the 30s but was blown away in a storm. We carried the blocks and mortar up there on mules and lived in a tent while we built the blockhouse. The next summer we lived in the blockhouse while we built the metal pre-fab lookout cab on top. The parts for the cab were too large for mules to carry so they were flown up by helicopter. I wonder what became of the cab?

Este árbol me recuerda haber oído su nombre en las películas de indios y vaqueros. Grandioso.

Thanks Max. Unless the river is low, it can be a difficult crossing in May.


The tree is there, the location is ther, I had nothing to do with it. By taking the picture I had no other intention than to merely provide photograph of the place. what is it with people on the World Wide Web that everything devolves into an argument. I wasn't there, I didn't cut the tree, I didn't put up the plaque it is what it is. Take it up with the historical society!

Love the angle on this photo! Thnx for sharing with the group Trails!

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