James Longmire, Founder of Longmire Springs - c. 1895

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James Longmire, Founder of Longmire Springs - Potter

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James Longmire first saw Mt. Rainier in 1853, when he guided the first wagon train to cross Naches Pass to the north.He settled with his family on the Yelm Prairie, where he had a good view of the mountain.

In 1883, at the age of 63, he was persuaded to climb the peak. It was at the end of this climb that he discovered the mineral springs that bear his name, and shortly after that he and his family created a small resort at that location.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1132
Photographer John S. Potter
103 Portland, Multnomah County, Washington State
Subject Portraits
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Cabinet Card
Size of Original 3.7 x 4.8 inches
Photographer's Number No

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