History of the Mt. Hood National Forest


On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak, by Jon Bell (2010)

Barlow Road, by Clackamas County Historical Society and Wasco County Historical Society (1991)

Tales of High Clackamas Country: An Anecdotal History of Experiences on the Lakes Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest, 1930–1935, by F. Alton Everest (1993)

Mount Hood: A Complete History, by Jack Grauer (2010)

Lonely on the Mountain: A Skier’s Memoir, by George M. Henderson (2006)

Mount Hood: Portrait of a Magnificent Mountain, by Don and Roberta Lowe (1975)

McNeil’s Mount Hood, by Fred H. McNeil (1990)

Timberline Lodge: The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon, by Sarah Baker Munro (2009)

Mount Hood: A Guide, by Oregon Writers’ Program (1940)

Water: Portland’s Precious Heritage, by Casey Short (2011)


Online Resources

WyEast Blog (a great blog covering Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge)

Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood Timeline, on the Chasing History blog

Historic Hood River (a blog of historic photos for the greater Hood River area, including Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge)

Forest Trails and Highways of the Mount Hood Region, by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (1920)

Public Values of Mount Hood Area in Mount Hood National Forest (1930)

OSU Special Collections & Archives Online (historic photos)

History of the United States Forest Service


We Had an Objective in Mind: The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest 1905 to 2005, edited by Rolf Anderson (2005)

The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, by Gerald W. Williams (2009)

The USFS and the Greatest Good: A Centennial History, by James G. Lewis (2005)


Online Resources

Forest Trail Handbook, by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (1935)

Use Book, by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (1905)


Historic Photos

United States Forest Service Historical Photos

Forest History Society Photograph Collection

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