Item 374N0486 - Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon

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Searchers lifting body of climber into truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon


  • 1933-09-09 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing searchers lifting the body of a climber into a truck at Olallie Lake, Oregon, on Saturday, September 9, 1933. Climbers Donald Burkhart, Davis McCamant, and John Thomas were killed in an accident while attempting to ascend Mount Jefferson on Monday, September 4. Searchers recovered their bodies and transported them 10 miles to Olallie Lake by pack horse. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 374N0491, that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, September 10, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Closing Scenes in the Tragedy Befalling Portlanders on Mt. Jefferson.” The photographs had the following caption: “Mount Jefferson, Olallie Lake and the wild region was the center of interest for almost a week during the hunt for Davis McCamant, Don Burkhart and John Thomas.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Putting a body in the Clackamas lake ranger station fire truck, which carried the victims to Wapinitia highway.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the recovery of the climbers’ remains. See related image Nos. 374N0483, 374N0484, 374N0485, and 374N0511.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 374; 374N0486

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