DEDICATION SHASTA ALPINE LODGE
The dedication of the new Lodge at
Horse Camp, Mount Shasta, took place at high noon on Fourth of
July, 1923. Members of the Sierra Club arrived there on the 1st
of July, comprising about fifteen in the part. The crowning event
was when Miss Harwood of Los Angeles stepped forward and with
much vim and enthusiasm pronounced the words:
"I christen thee Shasta Alpine Lodge (crash went
the bottle of Shasta Ginger Ale on the stone doorway) and dedicate
thee to all lovers of the great outdoors!"
A farewell "America" was
sung by all present and we then turned to the tables which were
groaning under the prospecive mountain appetites which then pounced
upon the good things provided.
The above edited excerpt is from an historical Sierra
Club Circular article,
complete with the original
masthead. Drawing by Kim Solga, 1999.
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