According to a story that was widely run in Washington and Oregon newspapers at the time, it was on a summer night in July 1924 that a small cabin housing a group of miners came under attack by a gang of wild “apemen.” The five miners, all of whom survived the incident and seemed convinced of its facts, were asleep when the attack started.
Seemingly out of nowhere, the cabin they had hand-built began being hit by huge stones that were being thrown by “mountain devils” on all sides. The men began to shoot at the monsters, and the attacks would cease, only to start back up again minutes later. At one point one of the supposed Sasquatches reached into the cabin through a hole in the construction and took hold of an ax but was stymied before he could pull it out of the building.
The siege continued until daybreak, when the men finally inched their way out of the cabin. One of the men, Fred Beck, saw one of the Bigfoot creatures standing in the distance at the edge of what is now Ape Canyon. Beck fired on the creature, supposedly watching it tumble into the gorge.
The site of the cabin is no longer known, but Ape Canyon continues to be a popular hiking destination despite being significantly altered by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. It seems that neither hordes of otherworldly Bigfoots nor active volcanos can keep people away from this lovely spot.
The chillaxed boyfriend style T-shirt for a casual time. Super relaxed fit for the ultimate convenience on hot days. Can be tied into a knot and lets colder days feel that bit hotter.
- Straight Oversize Cut
- Sleeves with rolled-up cuffs
- Round neck with ribbed band
- Durable quality: single jersey
- Material: 100% cotton (except heather grey: 85% cotton, 15% rayon) | Fabric weight: 5.11 oz (midweight)
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