In the late 19th century companies had wonderful letterheads. This Oregon Lumber Company letterhead is a prime example. The fact that it had local connections is the icing on the cake. This lithograph graced an invoice for lumber for the Hood River school district. I think the lumber was for the old Barrett School (which predated the 1910 brick school).
History buffs may enjoy the Sense of Place lecture I will be giving Wednesday, November 4th at the Columbia Center for the Arts. It's part detective story/ part biography and had its start in the archives of our very own History Museum. It's not primarily photo based like my last two Sense of Place lectures, but I think most HHR followers will find the subject matter engaging.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Many hours spent practicing cursive writing.
Buzz on 30th October 2015 @ 7:58am
Since the Oregon Lumber Company was founded by Mormons, it is interesting to see the name George Romney on the certificate.
L.E. on 30th October 2015 @ 11:30am
I see the name T. D. Dee on the certificate as well. Is that where we get the name for Dee?
Melody Shellman on 30th October 2015 @ 12:04pm
Many in the Oregon Lumber Company were family, church members, and friends. George Romney's grandson, Miles Alonzo Romney, Jr., married Laura Eccles, daughter of David Eccles, in 1915. David Eccles married Ellen Stoddard, daughter of John Stoddard. John Stoddard was named as branch president of the Baker City, Oregon branch in July 1893. This was the first branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the State of Oregon. Dee was named after business partner Thomas D. Dee of Ogden.
Jeffrey Bryant on 30th October 2015 @ 3:46pm
also a great piece of school district history......I see on the left that this was printed by Salt Lake Litho Co.; great graphics.
Arlen Sheldrake on 30th October 2015 @ 7:10pm
Remember USS Liberty!!
My dad was a very good friend of Jack Eccles and I believe my Dad was the
last personel manager at te end of WW2. I worked in the Dee hardboard plant
for a few weeks....anyone know what happened with that plant??
John McLucas on 5th November 2015 @ 7:08pm
Jack Eccles was my grandfather on my mother’s side, spent many of summers in Hood River growing up.
John mcdougall on 27th August 2018 @ 8:57pm