Someone's already done all the research on this one for us:
Mrs. Alma Howe, daughter Hester (center), and the original schoolhouse, built 1863-64 on Jenkins donation land claim SW corner (Belmont Road). It was moved to Mrs. Howe's property further east and used as a home. In 1894 she built the Cottage Farm Summer Resort, incorporating the schoolhouse within the 3-story building, which was torn down in June 1978 for the Hood River Care Center's new structure.
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Alma Howe bought 20 acres of land from her brother-in-law. She purchased this building orinally from Dr. Adams for 20 bushels of wheat.
Hester Alice, her daughter did go to normal school and became a teacher, but ended up helping her mother at Cottage Farm. She died in 1922 and Alma died in 1942.
Charlott on 31st January 2012 @ 7:17am
I am glad to have finally met Mrs. Alma Howe and find out where her Cottage Farm actually sat.
Reading HR history, I have often come across her name and home.
l.e. on 31st January 2012 @ 7:39am
This photo is on Belmont Ave. and what?
anndrew b on 1st February 2012 @ 9:01am
It was located close to the corner where the Nazarene Church is now. Hood River Care Center is on this property, which was where Emma Hanby started her care center way back when.
Charlott on 1st February 2012 @ 10:51am
An interview with Alma Howe by Fred Lockley, appears in February 18, 1927 Portland Journal. It is a long interview. Here is a portion, about Cottage Farm.
“‘In 1883 we came to Hood River for my husband’s health. At that time
there was one store here, owned by John Parker. There was also a blacksmith
shop, a livery stable and a small frame building used as a hotel. It is now a
part of the Mount Hood Hotel. Mr. Walling ran the hotel at that time. The post
office was conducted in the store."....
“‘On January 10, 1901, I lost my husband and when I was thrown on my own
resources I did nursing to earn money to pay for this place. As soon as the
land was paid for I borrowed money and put up a six-room hotel, gradually
adding to it until I had a large hotel and fifteen bungalows. I sold most of
the original place, retaining only eleven acres, and made a living for myself
and the motherless tots I have cared for by keeping summer boarders."
l.e. on 10th March 2012 @ 9:30am
At last! A picture of an early Cottage Farm. My mother's aunt, Mrs. Horace Jones, lived there until her death. My grandfather was A.W. Peters --" Auntie Ba " was his mother-in-laws sister. They are both buried, along with Marguerite Peters, his first wife, in Idlewilde. My mother is there with the ladies as well. I went to see Auntie Ba at Cottage Farm as a very young girl with my mother. I remember HIGHLY polished dark wood floors and Auntie Ba's Oriental carpets, which I have today. I am enjoyed this site very much! Thank you for all your effort.
Jill Stanford on 2nd April 2012 @ 3:53pm
I came across this letter written by Mrs. Alma L. Howe to the Editor of the Goldendale Sentinel. February 21, 1935.
In reference to the building of Bonneville Dam:
"WRITER SEES NO GOOD IN BONNEVILLE DAM AND INDIANS SEEM TO JOIN IN VIEWPOINT"
the letter is continued on the last page, column 1
l.e. on 25th February 2015 @ 7:56pm