First Ascent of Mount Adams, Washington
Himes, George H., 1907, First Climbers of Mount Adams, IN: Steel Points, vol.1, no.3, April 1907, p.134-135.
FIRST CLIMBERS OF MOUNT ADAMS
In a communication to the Oregonian on July 31, 1901, I gave the names of several parties whom so far as known at that time, were believed to have been the first white people to ascent Mount Adams, as follows:
"August 6, 1867 -- Samuel L. Brooks, Malcolm A. Moody, Miss Julia Johnson, of The Dalles; W.C. Johnson, Oregon City; A.R. Booth, White Bluffs, W.T.; Edwin Eells, Walla Walla, W.T., and Miss Catherine Aubert, Hood River, ascended Mount Adams, reaching the summit in seven hours. Brooks descended on a tin plate in one and one-half hours."
Recently I received information which shows that the above quoted statement is incorrect, and it is as follows:
In the summer of either 1863 or 1864 a camping party left White Salmon for Mount Adams, made up of the following persons: Nathaniel Coe and his son, Henry C. Coe, Hood River; Mr. Phelps and W.D. Stillwell, of The Dalles; Mrs. Joslyn, of White Salmon; Miss Julia A. Johnson and Miss Sarah Josephine Fisher, of Oregon City, and probably two others whose names cannot be recalled, and started up the mountain. Of the seven and possible nine, four reached the summit, viz., Henry C. Coe, Mr. Phelps, Miss Julia A. Johnson and Miss Sarah J. Fisher. This date was obtained from the latter person, who is now Mrs. Sarah J. Henderson, for many years a resident of this city. Captain Coe is also a resident of Portland and well known up and down the Columbia river. These two persons are the only survivors of the party referred to, so far as known. -- Oregonian, September 16, 1904.
Mazama, 1896, vol.1, no.1, p.124-125
PERSONS WHO HAVE ASCENDED MOUNT ADAMS
(note, only those who climbed in 1864 and 1867 are shown here, later climbers and dates are in the publication ... note names differ from Himes above)
1864 ... Clayton, H.
1864 ... Coe, Henry C., Hood River
1864 ... Coe, Charles C., Hood River
1864 ... Condon, Rev. Thos., The Dalles
1864 ... Johnson, "Indian," White Salmon, Wn.
1864 ... Stillwell, William B.
1867 ... Aubert, Catherine, Hood River
1867 ... Booth, A.R., The Dalles
1867 ... Brooks, Samuel, The Dalles
1867 ... Eells, Edwin, Walla Walla, Wn.
1867 ... Johnson, Julia A., Oregon City
1867 ... Joyhnson, W. Carey, Oregon City
1867 ... Winston, Mrs. Jas. R., Oregon City
Mt. Adams, 12,307 feet, the next to the highest of the mountains in Washington, was climbed in 1854 by Colonel B.F. Shaw, Glenn Aiken and Edward J. Allen ...