In the fall of 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt stood on Mount Hood at 6,000 feet elevation with the brand new majestic Timberline Lodge in view. He’d been instrumental in ordering its erection, a project designed as part of the New Deal to provide trade skills and jobs to over 500 workers in the Pacific Northwest region. After 18 months of construction, including building a road for access to the heretofore remote location, the property was now being dedicated and opened for use as a Cascadian ski lodge and resort. Little did the president know that more hard times were coming, and that the property’s legacy would soon be in jeopardy.
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