Re: Oldschool Mystery Landmarks
Posted: February 20th, 2014, 1:05 pm
Minnie Falls (a.k.a. Coopey Falls) is most likely named for Minnie Franklin Coopey, wife of Charles Coopey (Coopey Creek). However Coopey was not the original landowner. He bought the land from Fred Luscher, son of Swiss immigrants, according to an interview with Fred Luscher in 1978.Stevefromdodge wrote:Gordon Falls is Wahkeena.
If Minnie Falls is west of Angel's Rest and east of Bridal Veil it would have to be Coopey Falls or Sheppard's Dell. Coopey Falls was named after the original landowner.
Looks like there's a trove of fun info at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ormultno/index.htm
In "Stories of Bridal Veil" by Tom Cowling, one old timer recalls the creek being named Ben Luscher Creek. I believe Ben was Fred's brother. He was born on May 5, 1898, died February 1980 at 81.