1912 must have been a good year for huckleberries. These folks probably won't mind if I share their hunting grounds: "Huckleberry Butte south of Lost Lake."
We have IDs for the people: Mrs. Clara Lenz, Mr. Arens, and Arline Winchell Moore. Shep the dog is faithfully guarding the day's haul.
I knew Arlene as "Grandma Moore." You showed a photo of her husband Max pulling the fire wagon on the streets of Hood River.
In 1912 that meant a lot of hiking to get there and then haul all those huckleberries out of the area.
Just imagine wading through all the brush, etc. in long skirts!!!
Charlott on 7th September 2011 @ 7:10am
Mr. Arens has to be Ralph Waldo Arens
Not sure who Clara Lenz is, but the Lenz families and the Winchell families were close neighbors in Pine Grove.
Charlott on 7th September 2011 @ 7:21am
Shep looks like a dog who loves huckleberries!
NancyR on 7th September 2011 @ 8:21am
This is a timely photo.
Fires can be a big benefit to huckleberries. It appears that the surrounding hills in the photo have experienced a fire.
l.e. on 7th September 2011 @ 11:33am
I will venture a guess that the tips of the fingers on the gloves worn by Mrs. Moore, are cut out.
That was how my mother in law picked.
l.e. on 7th September 2011 @ 12:10pm
This is from a photo album left to us by Arlene and Max Moore. Mrs. Moore meticulously annotated all the photos, so they are tremendously valuable from an historical perspective. Max Moore worked on the crew building the Condit Dam and took many photos which I will share as we get closer to the Dam removal in October.
Arthur on 7th September 2011 @ 12:18pm
I love the fact that the lady on the left is holding binoculars. Image what she was able to see with them....and how different it might look today.
Connie on 7th September 2011 @ 1:18pm
Yes, but did you notice Connie that the gentleman carried the binoculars for her?
I wonder what the berry buckets were. Lard? Syrup?
l.e. on 7th September 2011 @ 5:16pm
I can only make out the label on the second bucket from the left: "Columbia Pure Lard."
Arthur on 7th September 2011 @ 5:29pm
Arline Winchell Moore is my Grandmother on my mother's side. Notice her given is spelled A-r=l-i-n-e. I would love a copy of this picture if possible.
Thank you for you kind consideration.
Jackie (Weygandt) Shibahara
Jackie (Weygandt) Shibahara on 7th September 2011 @ 5:55pm
Mrs. Lenz in this picture would have been Clara Belle Know Lenz, the wife of Jacob Mathew Lenz of the Pine Grove area. Jake, as he was known would have grown up with Arline Winchell Moore.
Charlott on 7th September 2011 @ 6:24pm
Thanks for the correction on the spelling of Mrs. Moore's first name. I have corrected the post. It's never easy to read the handwriting in these albums, but I can now see the dot above what I thought was an "e" in her name.
Arthur on 8th September 2011 @ 8:14am
Jake Lenz was a master builder of log cabins. He built the log cabin for Capt. Mc Cann on the east side of Rocky Rd. and May Dr. among many others in the Valley
Bill Pattison on 8th October 2011 @ 8:02pm
The next time you walk around Lost Lake counter clockwise, a ways past the Carter cabin before you reach the Group camping area there is a sign to Huckel Berry Mountain. This is an alternate climb to the Lost Lake Butte overlooking Ladd Glacier. Great views, but can' recommend the berries.
Bill Pattison on 8th October 2011 @ 8:14pm
Were Pete Lenz and Jake Lenz brothers? Both great contributers to our history.
Bill Pattison on 8th October 2011 @ 8:18pm
Yes, they were brothers, both growing up in the Pine Grove area.
Charlott on 19th October 2011 @ 2:50pm
What a fabulous shot, thank you. Ralph Waldo Arens (aka Wally) would have been about 20 in 1912. The Mr. Arens in this picture is his father, Franz Xavier Arens (aka F.X.), my great grandfather. FX was a well-known musician and the founder of the People's Symphony of New York. I don't believe their apple orchard in the Hood River area made them much money it brought them much satisfaction.
Kurt W. Arens on 2nd September 2012 @ 10:17pm
Thanks for the info, Kurt. Here's a nice image of Mr. Arens from the Library of Congress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/4565503980/
Arthur on 3rd September 2012 @ 6:09pm