#253: The Last Post from the Maynard Jenkins’ Collection of June Mountain Ski Area’s Beginning
Here is the last of three posts from Maynard Jenkins’ family archive.
The first two posts, with more photos and a small part of the story of the construction of June Mountain are here and here.
That’s it for this collection. I hope you enjoyed a look at the early days of June Mountain. I’d like to thank the Jenkins family for lending us their collection for the site.
We have more good vintage posts on the way, including a set from Squaw Valley before the 1960 Olympics.
We’ll start this one off with a shot of Maynard near Mammoth. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Here are the towers on the face, with the high-line to the right.
Here is a small batch plant on Bunker Hill, the hill between J2 and J3. This is where they made the footings for the upper lift towers.
Here is Mark Jenkins, Maynard’s son, in front of the upper chalet.
Here are the upper towers on J1. The red section, on top, are the guard rails that kept the chairs from hitting the towers, as we showed before in the truck.
Here is the crew, getting ready for opening day. That’s Pete Marzano on the left. Maynard is in the middle with his kids behind. Cappy Cook, another one of the original June Mountain builders, is on the right.
Here is the crew setting a tower into the footing, not long before the resort opened.
Here is Maynard walking up to the upper chalet.
On the right is Maynard with the kids. There was no child care back then out there so those that had kids just put them to work somewhere on the mountain.
Here is another of Pete Marzano, Cappy Cook, Earl Mead, Maynard Jenkins and the kids.
Here is Maynard on the counter weight for the pulley that pulled towers up the face. Maynard always had a cigar hanging out of his mouth and he probably dropped it out on this one.
Yet another of the top chalet.
In the pink is Maynard’s wife, Jane. Roy Lewis, another of the investors, is to her right.
This is Mark, Maynard’s son who lent us these photos, jumping above the upper chalet.
Here is another of Maynard’s kids, Judy, skiing at June.
Maynard’s son, Bill.
We think this is Bruno Binder, one of the original instructors on the mountain.
Here is somebody hauling gear down the face.
Finally, here is another perspective on June Lake. This is the Jenkins family hanging on the beach one summer.