1887 From a camp at 9,800 feet up the mountain, Will Steel and J.M. Keene set fire to a hundred pounds of lycopodium powder. Watching parties in Portland, McMinnville, Canby, Vancouver, Silverton, and Salem witness the blaze.
1888 Oregon Alpine Club begins a movement to name Mount Hood a national park. Twenty-eight years later, Oregon senator George Earle Chamberlain authors a bill that would create a 688-square-mile national park encompassing Mount Hood.
1935 Young architect John Yeon and a group of locals propose the mountain’s first ski lodge, siting their modernist structure on a ridge above Salmon River Canyon so that the winds would "scour" the snow off the buildi
1937 The Mt Hood Ski Patrol, the nation’s first organized ski patrol, is founded.
1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicates Timberline Lodge. Before the event, a Forest Service photographer, not realizing that press corps rules forbade showing Roosevelt’s handicap, snaps a photo of the disabled comma
1949 Mt Hood Ski Patrol volunteer Harold Johnson invents the Johnson splint. The simple foam-lined plywood device is used to stabilize leg injuries and is soon copied by every Western ski resort. It is still in use today.