Langille, Harold Douglas, 1874-1954

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Biographical History

Harold D. Langille (1874-1954) was a forester and engineer. In 1882, his family moved to Hood River, Oregon, where they operated the Cloud Cap Inn, 1891 – 1906. Harold and his brother William were early climbers and guides on the mountain. He collected botanical specimens in Oregon. Langille also served as a forest inspector for the General Land Office, Department of the Interior. Charles H. Shinn, head ranger of the forest reserve, named Langille Peak in California in honor of Harold D. Langille.


  • Hepp-Elam, Mary Beth. (2004). “Guide to the William A. Langille Papers 1891-1955.” Northwest Digital Archives. Retrieved from
  • Browning, P. (2011). Sierra Nevada Place Names: From Abbot to Zumwalt. Lafayette, CA: Great West Books. Retrieved from,%20Harold%20Douglas,%201874-1954&f=false

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