Item 374N0485 - Packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas

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Packhorses carrying bodies of climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant and John Thomas


  • 1933-09-09 (Creation)


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Photograph showing searchers transporting the bodies of Portland climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas by packhorse from Mount Jefferson to Olallie Lake on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Riding the horse at front is Rex Wilson of the U. S. Forest Service. The three climbers were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. The Oregon Journal published a story about the effort to recover their bodies, along with related image Nos. 374N0486 and 3740491, on Sunday, September 10, 1933. Also see image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, and 374N0511.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 374; 374N0485

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1.3 MiB


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