28 in a 20 mph zone

This letter from the Hood River City archives gives some insight into traffic law enforcement in the 1920s.  It seems Dr. Abraham has been cited for driving 28 in a 20 mph zone at the corner of 9th and State. 

Cherry Grading

Cherry harvest is starting at lower elevations in the Hood River valley, assuring us that it really is summertime. This worker is checking the size of the cherries against the “Northwest Canners Association Standard Conversion Chart”. Over the years size

Industrial View

Alva Day captured this image exactly 92 years ago, on June 17, 1932.  I’m not positive I have the exact location, but it’s hard to imagine it any place other than along Industrial Avenue at the far west end of

Crag Rats 50th

In March of 1976 the Crag Rats had a big anniversary to celebrate– their 50th.  Arne Udelius and George Sheppard are unpacking (or packing?) a sack of artifacts from earlier days.  I’m more interested to see if any of you

“No 19 Stage at White Salmon Washington”

This nice postcard of Jewett Street in White Salmon was loaned to us by Steve Curley.  We saw this view a couple of years later in this post. The stagecoach is in front of the real estate and insurance offices

“John H. Koberg”

The notes on this one are even mudier than the image.  All is says is “John H. Koberg”.  It came to the museum from the Chamber of Commerce in 1956, so it’s hard to be sure this identification is correct.

“Mayor Goes a Sparking”

When Herman Kresse was elected mayor of Hood River in the 1930s, newspaperman Joe D. Thomison borrowed this image from the Hood River Pioneer Association and added the caption, Nov. 13.  The Mayor goes a sparking.  Herman O. Kresse, now

“Laundry Queen”

The museum’s archives include several old washing machines like this one.  As electricity quickly spread through Hood River County starting about 1904, tools like this one which reduced the drudgery of household tasks proliferated.  People quickly traded their hand cranked

Lindsay Dinner

We met the Lindsay family earlier this year and received quite a bit of good background in this post. I can’t resist a good interior view, probably taken at their Oak Grove home.  Even a special event like this tends

Edward Hines Lumber Company

The Edward Hines Company purchased the Dee Mill in 1955, along with some other holdings of the Oregon Lumber Company.  You can read about the company and its activities in Oregon in this Oregon Encyclopedia post. It looks like it