"George Prather" is one name you run into again and again in the museum and city archives. The brief bio attached to this image will give you some idea why.
Pioneer of 1878
Started Hood River Glacier, Towns first newspaper
Postmaster 5 years
City Recorder 2 Terms
City Treasurer 1 Term
City Council 3 Terms
Justice of Peace
U.S. Commissioner 16 years
Shipped first packed strawberries out of Hood River.
Merchant, always active in all civic affairs
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Mr. Prather was featured five years ago when Arthur first started showing us the history of Hood River.
I think that might have also been our first view of the Mt Hood Hotel.
L.E. on 2nd August 2016 @ 4:35pm
At The Dalles for several years John Cradlebaugh published the Wasco County Sun. In June, 1889, Geo. T. Prather started the Hood River Glacier and John Cradlebaugh was made its first editor. The type for the embryo venture was set up in the office of the Wasco Sun and the paper printed there for three months. Mr. Prather had taken subscriptions for only three months and at the expiration of that time gave the goodwill of the paper over to John Cradlebaugh. The latter bought a press and type, moved to Hood River and built a house on the southwest corner of Oak and Third streets, the front room of the house being used for the printing office while the balance was occupied as a residence. Here, under his own “vine and fig tree,” as he termed it, John Cradlebaugh had a home he cherished, and here he spent the happiest days of his life. The little Glacier, with the aid of a light law practice, made a living for the family.
Jeffrey Bryant on 4th August 2016 @ 8:21pm
Wasn't a gentleman whose last name was Ball involved with the paper?
Judy on 6th August 2016 @ 12:05pm