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Snowy Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon, 1969

Photo: Snowy Mount Hood

"Snow-capped companion of a city, Mount Hood—50 miles (80 kilometers) to the east—provides Portlanders with a cooling view on a clear day. Here a telephoto lens brings it closer. The dormant volcano, at 11,235 feet (3,424 meters) Oregon's highest peak, signaled journey's end for pioneers trekking west on the Oregon Trail."

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in "Oregon's Many Faces," January, 1969 National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Bates Littlehales

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