E.L. Scobee's son Herb described this scene for us. "This is a big bird dad got him. See all the ducks on the running board." Another hand indicates Scobee's companion on this trip to eastern Oregon was Archie Keir (in the front seat), and the auto is a 1922 or 1923 Paige.
Apparently this hunting trip was a running tradition. The November 12, 1914 Glacier reported:
Archie S. Keir and Dr. E. L. Scobee spent Sunday afternoon up the Columbia looking for ducks or geese. They have been noncommittal as to their success as nimrods.
Scobee was a dentist who served as Hood River's mayor in the 1920s. Keir owned Keir Drug on Oak Street, and also served on the Hood River city council in the 1920s.
Interesting to me from the aspect of the car. The Paige car was a creation of a man by the name of Jewett, naturally in Detroit. His father-in-law was the nephew of my great-great grandmother, so I have a lot of information on the Jewett car.
E.L. Scobee was Ernest Linwood Scobee who was a native of Missouri. His wife's name was Iva and he removed to Portland, where he died.
Archie Keir would have been the father of Paul Keir that many of us knew from his days in the drug store.
Charlott on 15th May 2015 @ 7:09am
Do snow geese still migrate through eastern oregon?
Buzz on 15th May 2015 @ 10:50am
Just read where snow geese are migrating through Idaho now, so would assume they still pass through eastern oregon.
Buzz on 16th May 2015 @ 8:28am
Dave on 16th May 2015 @ 3:25pm
If you enlarge the photo you can tell that is not a goose head.
Looks like they blew its butt off.
By the looks of the shadows of the duck heads, it must be high noon. Sure glad I don't have to eat the ducks. I don't mind picking them, but really don't like eating them.
L.E. on 16th May 2015 @ 10:10pm