1 year ago
On November 24th, 1971 a man, now known by the alias DB Cooper, boarded a Boeing 727 headed from Portland to Seattle and solidified his place as one of the most mysterious criminals in modern American History. For those unfamiliar with DB, I recommend you grab a cup of coffee and go down a Wikipedia rabbithole. In short, he hijacked the plane for 200k and parachuted out of the plane somewhere in the mountains between Washougal and Stevenson Washington. He was never found. 51 years later, in the very area where he disappeared, a cedar tree died close to my house on the Washougal River. @afewithtrees demanded we take it down. Heart broken, I knew there was only one thing we could do. Thanks to @rmailand and @nightjarillustration for honoring the legacy of the Northwest’s very own Robin Hood so well. What happened to DB? Did he die that night in the woods of Washington or escape to Mexico and live out his days drinking margaritas and surfing? Who knows. The song Diamonds are Forever performed by Shirley Bassey came out the same week DB disappeared with a briefcase filled with 200 thousand dollars. Coincidence? I think not. DB Cooper, 1971 to Infinity. If you want to share a cold one, or a hot one, with this DB Cooper shrine, it’s available on Airbnb in the link in my profile.