WONDERS OF FIRST AUTO TRIP AROUND MOUNT HOOD MANY
Pathfinding Party of The Oregonian Circles Mountain for First Time Within One Day --- Scenery Is Delcared most Beautiful in World --- Run Made in 11 Hours
By Chester A. Moores.
"Mount Hood has been circled completely by automobile for the first time in history within the course of one day.
Aiming deliberately at thie accomplishment of this feat, our party left early last Sunday morning in Henry Wagner's 1910 Packard "48" for a tour that carried us over the full length of the newly christened Columbia River Highway from Portland to The Dalles, south through Central Oregon to Tygh Valley and Wapinitia and then back over the old Barlow road past Government Camp and Rhododendron into Portland. We arrived at The Oregonian building before dark after completing the entire loop of 235.7 miles under the light of one day's sun.
Sunday Oregonian, July 18, 1915, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2015.