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Edward Stuhl was born in January 21, 1887 in Hungary. When he was a year old he and his family moved to Graz, Austria. In 1903, he began to work in his father’s stained glass studio and attended classes at the Academy of Art in Graz graduating in 1906. He continued to work for his father and attended classes at the Munich Academy of Art. In 1909, he and Rosa Thaller migrated to the United States and were married in Chicago where he worked at a stained glass studio. A few years later, they moved to California and he began working at a series of outdoor jobs - custodian of a hunting club, caretaker of estates, ranching. From 1937 - 1953 he was caretaker of Rock Creek Camp, a hunting and fishing lodge on the Smith River. In 1953 the Stuhls moved to Mount Shasta City and became the custodians of the Sierra Club's Alpine Lodge at Horse Camp. Ed Stuhl became known as the local authority on the mountain's flora, geology, history, and lore. He lived at the foot of Mount Shasta for the last thirty years of his life. He died there February 15, 1984. In Austria Edward Stuhl had hiked and climbed mountains.  In 1912, he climbed his first California peak. He went on, in the next seventy years, to climb every mountain peak in California, Oregon and Washington .During these climbs he kept a daily record of the events, sights, trails, weather, and the people he met. He used photography to record each climb and painted the wildflowers he saw. Stuhl had a strong attachment to Mount Shasta. He climbed it successfully twenty-two times. The material in this digital collection represents some of the journal entries and photographs from his climbs and other travels. To learn more about this collection consult the finding aid for the Edward Stuhl Papers, MSS 150 held in the Meriam Library Special Collections. Edward Stuhls wildflower paintings can be view at the Edward Stuhl Wildflower Digital Collection page.

 

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