Harold L. Spooner
(1912-1979) studied at Oregon State University and
the University of Oregon before joining the Highway
Department in 1941. After a period of work in the
Bridge Section, he became a landscape architect for
the department. According to his wife, Spooner was
a perfectionist: "He would work on a drawing until
it was right, whether it took a day or a month."
His dramatic 1950 drawing of Multnomah Falls
(featured in the Columbia River Highway exhibit
case) typifies his best work.