I'm happy to announce more local newspapers are now online through the efforts of local libraries and museums working with the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program at the University of Oregon. Under grants from Google's The Dalles Data Center, the Hood River Cultural Trust, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, these local newspapers are now available for your browsing and searching pleasure:
The Glacier is now also available at the Library of Congress "Chronicling America" website.
We're working to fill in some of the gaps in the Glacier database using newly discovered copies from our museum archives. Just yesterday I scanned the first half of 1894 and learned all about Coxey's Army passing through Hood River in April, as well as the record-setting floods of May and June.
As funding becomes available we hope to extend The Hood River Glacier coverage through its final publication in 1933, The Hood River News through 1922, and add The Hood River Newsletter (1905-1908),The Hood River County Sun (1938-1952), The Bonneville Dam Chronicle (1934-1939), The Mosier Bulletin (1909-1917), and The Whistlepunk (1965-1968)
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Love that price of $1.50 per year!
Norma on 24th November 2014 @ 7:12am
I have never been very interested in Bonneville Dam history. It has always been there during my lifetime and it provided us with electricity. Building the power lines provided employment for my dad and right of way through my grandfather's farm was supposedly never paid. That was about the extent of it.
Maybe because of photos here at HHR, I have become more interested in the changes that came about through the planning, surveying and building of the dam. A lot of history is now buried under water and a lot of terrain has changed.
At one time, I would have thought the Bonneville Dam Chronicle sounded boring. Now I look forward to it.
l.e. on 24th November 2014 @ 7:20am
The USS Delaware was laid out in Newport News in November 1907, launched in January of 1909 and completed in April 1910.
She was assigned to the Atlantic fleet , during WWI and at the time was the most powerful ship we had. She was capable of going for a 24 straight hour period without breaking down. She never actually saw action and in 1924 was replaced by the USS Colorado, as which time she was sold for scrap.
Charlott on 24th November 2014 @ 7:33am
Love old newspapers .... last week I googled my grandfathers name and found a 1921 article of him in The Glacier when he opened his butcher shop in Mosier.
DanK on 24th November 2014 @ 7:33am
I am really glad to see the newspaper access being extended.
Bill Seaton on 24th November 2014 @ 2:00pm
Thanks so much for your work to make the newspapers accessible!
Jen B on 24th November 2014 @ 7:28pm
So great to see the old newspapers treated as the treasures they are. Read on!
Kirby Neumann-Rea on 24th November 2014 @ 8:47pm