Olympic Highway (State Road No. 9)
This scene shows the Olympic Highway (State Road No. 9), shortly after construction was
completed, along the south side of Lake Crescent. This sidehill grade on the east end
of the south lakeshore is called Govan's Hill. There is also a small waterfall along
the highway in this vicinity called Govan Falls.
This scene, photographed by about the early to mid 1920's, shows the Olympic Highway
(State Road No. 9) at Sledge Hammer Point, along the south shore of Lake Crescent.
The Olympic Highway was completed along Lake Crescent in 1922. The distant buildings
that can be seen along the shoreline on the right side of the photograph are, from
left to right, the Storm King Ranger Station and the buildings of the long-gone
government trout hatchery. The Lake Crescent trout hatchery was built in 1913 and
was operated until 1943. Peaks visible in the photograph include Sore Thumb
Mountain, in the middle background, and Aurora Peak, the distant peak with a few
patches of snow faintly visible through the haze on the right side of the
This scene, photographed in 1926, shows the same section of road as in the previous
photograph, but from a roadside angle. This section of road at Sledge Hammer Point
has since been widened and straightened out.