Re-Birth of the Hyak Oly
||This is a picture of the original
painting of the Olympia Beer
design on the Hyak water tower.
Prior to the famous Oly Hop
design the tower was painted
with the colors of the Heidelberg
Beer can. I had heard when
Olympia purchased the Heidelberg
company the tower was repainted
but I can't confirm.
The red stripes on top/bottom were
part of the old Heidelberg can yet to
After many decades of rain,
snow and sun the paint really
shows the wear. If you look
close you will notice red under
the white paint along with the
gold stripe on the top (and there
was one on the bottom too).
This is from the original paint
scheme of the Heidelberg Beer
A new white coat over the
majority of the tower covers
up years of weathering.
Painting has started on the
Horseshoe painted, and other
details taking shape.
From a distance. Not much
progress in the past week.
Rains kept running the paint
causing them to need to re-do
their work. This occured
At one point they had the
words SUMMIT "at Snoqualmie"
but for some reason they painted
back over the "at Snoqualmie" part.
Well, overall the job looks good.
Public Skiing started on Snoqualmie
Pass in 1933. 1937 was the year
of the first rope tow so I guess that
is what 1937 represents.
Good job guys!