Synopses & Reviews
Timberline Lodge -- the magnificent Oregon icon on Mount Hood -- is one the few twentieth-century American buildings of its size constructed and furnished entirely by hand. Dedicated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in September 1937 and a National Landmark since 1977, the lodge attracts nearly 2 million visitors a year. From construction to decoration, Works Progress Administration
funds employed more than 400 workers and 100 artists, including a photographer who took the forbidden photo of FDR in his wheelchair and a ski patrol who bunked in the stable.
Timberline Lodge is both a museum of craft traditions and an active mountain destination. The first Magic Mile chairlift at Timberline was the second chairlift in the nation. The exterior of the lodge was used in the opening scene of The Shining, and visitors can see a piece of Room 237's door and the axe immortalized by Jack Nicholson in the movie. Richly illustrated with historical photos and stunning new color photography, Timberline Lodge includes biographical sketches of nearly 60 artists and describes more than 250 works of art in the collection.
"Not only does this exciting book tell the story of the lodge, but of the many people whose spirit of determination created this museum of craft."
About the Author
Educated at Pitzer College, Claremont, California, and the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Master's in Folklore, Sarah Baker Munro is past president of the Board of Friends of Timberline. Active with Friends of Timberline since 1975, she coauthored the 1978 catalog and has revised and updated the guidebook to the lodge through several editions. She has been voted the historian of Timberline Lodge by Friends of Timberline.