This postcard demonstrates the basic perspective of downtown Hood River looking east on Oak Road from just west of 4th Avenue.  We can day it to a narrow variety simply because the streets are still dust (1913-1914) but we can see the 1st National Bank Constructing (1910) at 3rd and Oak.  The sidewalks are concrete, but they’re paved suitable all over a single of Oak Street’s previous namesake trees.  The landmark Paris Honest Constructing is to the proper, and across the road is the competitor Morlan and Lathrop.  This provides a further clue of the date, as this advertisement in The Hood River Glacier announces Mr. Lathrop’s retirement from the partnership in August 1912.

Although we know there were cars in Hood River as early as 1907, there are only a couple mixed among the horse-drawn carriages and wagons in this watch.