Bridal Veil Mountain - Logging
operation featured on the comedy adventure HERE COME THE
BRIDES/ABC/1968-70. Located in Seattle, Washington (circa 1870s),
Bridal Veil Mountain logging camp was owned and operated by Jason
Bolt (Robert Brown), and his younger brothers Jeremy (Bobby Sherman)
and Joshua (David Soul).
Bridal Veil Mountain was given to them by
their parents (now deceased) who had turned it into a thriving
lumber operation that felled the vast network of trees which grew on
its slopes. However, their lumber business was threatened when the
loggers in camp began to complain of the lack of women in the area.
To solve his problem, Jason Bolt borrowed money from a rival saw
mill operator Aaron Stempel (Mark Lenard) and with the assistance of
a sea captain Roland Francis Clancey (Henry Beckman) and his ship
"The Shamus O'Flynn'," Jason sailed back to New Bedford,
Massachusetts and picked up one-hundred eligible brides for his men.
The plan had only one catch. If any one of the women left before
one year was up, Bridal Veil Mountain was to be forfeit as per the
loan agreement. Happily, a year came and went and the mountain
remained the property of the Bolt brothers, much to the dismay of
The Bolt Brothers, Joshua, Jason and
TRIVIA NOTE: Bridal Veil Mountain was the backdrop for the Star
Trek novel Ismael by Barbara Hambly (Pocket Books, 1985). In the
book, Mr. Spock reluctantly travels back in time to earth of 1870s
where he meets Aaron Stemple, a business man who helps Spock (who
has amnesia) recover from his injuries inflicted by Klingons.
At the end of the novel, it is revealed that Spock is a descendant
of Aaron Stemple and Biddy Cloom on his mother's side. Both Aaron
and Biddy are prominent characters on the HERE COME THE BRIDES
Of course, Mark Lenard who played the role of Aaron Stemple on HERE
COME THE BRIDES later played the role of Spock's Vulcan father,
Sarek on the original STAR TREK series.
See also - BOATS:
"The Shamus O'Flynn"
The HERE COME THE BRIDES TV series was based on the MGM film Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).
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