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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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