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Page 6 THE OBSIDIAN April 1964
HISTORY OF THE OBSIDIANS
by Ray Sims No. 15
Camped upon one of the Indian Lakes on the bench above Hunts Cove, on the south slopes of Mt Jefferson, we four decided to pay a visit to the Indian wigwam with its crossed poles on another lake, but the squaws were not very talkative, so all we gathered was that the men were out hunting for horse feed. On our way to our camp we heard rifle shots "down" the canyon.
After dinner as we were sitting around the fire, without a sound, there stood one of the indian men and he said, "What you do here?" Well, we assured him we were over to climb the mountain So he said, "Long time ago four white men climb mountain, but only three return-mountain God got one."
We slept lightly that night, but had a good climb of the mountain the next day and returned to Marion Lake.
For the evenings camp-fire we four put on the skit of the meeting with the indians (from the Warm Springs) and John Bovard told us that those same indians must have been there the year the Mazamas scouted Mt Jefferson and John Scott fell on the pinnacle and the other three went for help, and the indians saw this. On our return to Marion Lake that night with flash lights we saw a cougar asleep by the side of the trail, but when our flashlight aroused him he jumped high in the air and off into the bushes.
Ed Johnson and Elmer Maxey returned home at the end of the first week, as did Dot Dotson, but Dot returned with his new bride as he and Elsie were married that weekend, unknown to we campers, so we met them & we seperated them and one group took Elsie "on a wild goose chase" and did not return till dinner time with Elsie "hobbled" to Dot's surprise.
RAY SIMS says that he expected a letter from Europe during the week of April 5th and it came alrght, but it was ALL German.
APPLE TREE MYSTERY
In last months Obsidian we told about the Apple tree growing near the Santiam Pass. This story was sent in by Margaret Markley Now here is the answer from the Oregon Motorist and comes from Mrs Gertrude Gronso of Lebanon, condensed.
She and her husband were crossing the Pass and at this spot where the apple tree now is they had a flat tire. Instead of giving her husband the apple and letting hin eat it while she fixed the tire she ate the apple herself and planted the seed there. It is a Golden Delicious and she now brings home apples from the tree and makes applesauce from them. She laughingly refers to it as her apple tree. This of course was years ago as she states that the highway was new and that the soil was fresh and loamy.
THOS BLACK AND SONS whose ad you have seen in last issue and this issue have mailed a catalog to the Obsidians and it is now at the Lodge. It looks real interesting. Come up and give it a once over.
Ski Boots. Size 10 E. Good condition. $2.50. Call Bob Medill 746-2908.
Hiking and climbing boots. Soze 7C. Made in Italy. Lined and insulated. Corrugated soles and heels $5. Call Bob Medill.
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