Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Edgefield History Pub

The Hood River Crag Rats and the Cloud Cap Inn

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event

Free

All ages welcome

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About The Hood River Crag Rats and the Cloud Cap Inn

The Hood River Crag Rats and the Cloud Cap Inn

Presented by Don & Bill Pattison, Crag Rats

On August 3, 1926 Andy Anderson, a Hood River lumber store manager, invited around 20 local young men to his home for the purpose of establishing an organization to promote mountaineering and skiing. The Hood River Crag Rats were formed that afternoon and became the first U.S. mountain rescue organization west of the Mississippi. Wooden ice axes and hemp rope have given way to GPS devices and helicopters, but searching for and rescuing people on Mt. Hood and in the Columbia Gorge have remained much the same for over 80 years. The program, featuring tales of harrowing rescues, will chronicle the early and current Crag Rats and their relationship with the historic Cloud Cap Inn. Speaker Don Pattison is a second-generation Crag Rat and works in the outdoor industry; Bill Pattison is a Crag Rat and 4th generation Oregonian.

 

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp