Jess Dawkins Working at Mount Rainier (ca. 1940s) Leave a Comment / The 30s, 40s and 50s / By dimettler Jess Dawkins (1940s) Jess Dawkins at work up at Mount Rainier National Park in the 1940s. That’s when he met his future wife Madora. If you want to read more about Jess, just click HERE. Photo courtesy of Madora Dawkins Click on image to enlarge.