Jane Sends a Picture of Mount Shasta – Torrington, Wyoming (1926)

Jane Cushing was on a camping trip to the mountains. 

While in Torrington, Wyoming, Jane sent a postcard to Mrs. Sherman Scofield in Denver.

(Torrington is a city in southwest Wyoming, on the North Platte River.  It was a   stopping point on the Mormon Trail, and not far from the Oregon and California Trails.

Today, Torrington has a large processing plant for sugar beets; the historic Union Pacific Depot has become a museum.)

Jane and her companions would have a drive of 183 miles to the southwest to reach Denver.

Mrs. Scofield was advised that the Cushing party planned to “drive out from the auto park in Denver” to see her on Monday or Tuesday.

The postcard, mailed on August 12 from Torrington, bears a beautiful black-and-white photograph of Mount Shasta.

Mount Shasta is a volcanic peak at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Northern California.

We don’t know if the Cushing party had ever made an excursion to this much-admired mountain that had significant glaciation in the 1920’s.

One hopes that Jane Cushing and her party completed their trip to Denver and were able to meet Mrs. Scofield as planned.


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