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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 Aaron Stempel.

Cast of 'Here Come the Brides'
The Bolt Brothers, Joshua, Jason and Jeremy

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 series.

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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