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Bridal Veil Mountain - Mountain featured on the comedy adventure HERE COME THE BRIDES/ABC/1968-70. Bridal Veil Mountain, located in Seattle, Washington (circa 1870s) was owned by Jason Bolt (Robert Brown), and his younger brothers Jeremy (Bobby Sherman) and Joshua (David Soul).

The Bolt Brothers, Joshua, Jason and Jeremy

The Mountain, given to them by their parents (now deceased) had been turned into a thriving lumber operation, felling 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.

Theme Song Lyrics
(by Jack Keller, Hugo Montenegro
& Ernie Sheldon)

The bluest sky you've ever seen, in Seattle.
And the hills the greenest green, in Seattle.
Like a beautiful child
Growing up, free and wild.
Full of hopes and full of fears,
Full of laughter, full of tears,
Full of dreams to last a year
In Seattle.

When you find your own true love
You will know it
By his smile, by the look in his eyes.
Some set pine trees in the air
Or some stand around and stare
Look out everyone, Here Come the Brides.

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.

The end of the novel revealed that Spock was a descendant of Aaron Stemple and Biddie Cloom on his mother's side. Both Aaron and Biddie were 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"

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