In the middle of town, looking east. (Today you'd be standing
right in the middle of the highway, directly in front of the
Buffalo Run Restaurant.) The building at the right of the picture
is the old Marblemount Hotel, owned by Sadie Cudworth, who lived
in the building until the mid-1950's. The building stood at the
edge of today's highway pavement. It fell into disrepair and was
removed about 1980. The large building in the distance is located
approximately where the Marblemount Mercantile stands today. (A
side note, as I post this picture I recall being one of the last
people to live in this building, which was still standing when
the North Cascades Highway opened. In the front of the building
we put a craft shop called "Sadie's Place", and in the
back a few small rooms and pioneer kitchen were home. ...DAH)
Another view of the Marblemount Hotel, this time looking south
west. The log cabin next to the hotel was a bunkhouse for hotel
guests (Present location of Buffalo Run Restaurant and the
Caboose). Just to the west was a livery stable, where hores and
pack animals were housed and provisioned.
Pack trains such as this were how supplies were moved up the
valley and over the moutains in the past. Perhaps these very
mules belonged to Sadie Cudworth's dear friend Herman Rhode.
"Sallie's girls" talking on one of the first phones
in the upper valley. Note that this public phone is equipped with
two ear pieces!