Whenever it snows, Alamedans of a certain age and desire for adventure turn to Deadman’s Hill at the top of Stuart Drive for some enjoyable downhill adventure. It’s also a reasonable time for us to remind ourselves of the dead man for whom our hill is anonymously named.
Fred Jacobs. The dead man behind Deadman’s Hill. From The Oregonian, June 6, 1917.
He was Fred Jacobs and his tragic death at the foot of the hill on a sunny June morning in 1917 sent shock waves through Portland’s social and real estate communities, as well as the Alameda neighborhood.
You can read our full story behind Deadman’s Hill on this earlier AH Blog post.
While you’re at it, you might check out a post we did on historic snowfall a few years back.
Stay safe out there!