I am "vintage" but not that vintage era.
However, when I read through the older Klickitat County newspapers looking for history news, there is a certain era that is full of news about Chautauqua. Especially the Goldendale Sentinel.
L.E. on 11th February 2016 @ 9:07am
You don't have to be "vintage" to share an experience-- Chautauquas are still going on.
Arthur on 11th February 2016 @ 9:35am
Basically all it is is a gathering. We have these all the time when we have our various family reunions. I think it all started back in the pioneer days when the mountain men got together to swamp pelts, goods and drink "fire water."
I know they used to have them down below where the Hood River Hospital is.
Charlott on 11th February 2016 @ 10:25am
Does anyone know where the Lava Beds Park was?
Marilyn on 11th February 2016 @ 11:23am
I think it might not be in actual existence now, but up above Parkdale there.
Charlott on 11th February 2016 @ 4:58pm
I have some photos of the Chautauqua at the property that is now the HR hospital which Charlott mentioned. I'll post some one of these days. The queue is set for the next month, but I'll try to put one up later in March.
Arthur on 11th February 2016 @ 5:24pm
There used to be a Woodworth Park where the springs are at the Lave Beds. I would love to know more about this park and what happened to the land it was located on which I believe had been given to the county.
Longshot on 11th February 2016 @ 6:12pm
Well, as I continually say, I'm always learning something new here at HHR.
Arthur is right. Chautauquas are still going on.
Here is the history from the Chautauqua Institution and a 2016 schedule.
Quite an interesting goal and purpose.
This is a link to the 1918 fourth annual Chautauqua held in Goldendale.
Musicians, a scientist and lecturers from the east coast.
L.E. on 11th February 2016 @ 8:56pm
Woodward Park would be down north of Parkdale. The Lava beds stopped south of Parkdale, so I am only guessing that Woodward wouldn't be considered near the Lava beds.
Charlott on 12th February 2016 @ 8:33am
I agree that the present Woodworth Park is to the north of Parkdale, but apparently as mentioned in the Hood River Glacier article I linked to there was once a Woodworth Park at Lave Springs. I have wondered if the county got talked into trading the springs off in exchange for the property the present park is on? If so I would think that would have been a loss to the people of the county. Maybe it is time to go visit the office of the county surveyor and see what history can be turned up.
Longshot on 12th February 2016 @ 8:51am