Who doesn't love a parade? And this time we have plenty of details.
We're on State Street in the 1905 July 4th parade, visiting with the Mullin and Luckey Blacksmith float. Wilbur Coulter is driving, with horses from the Fashion Stable pulling the wagon. That's Mullin to the left, then Limon (Lyman?) Richardson, and Jack Luckey. O. B. Hartley is standing by the horses.
What about that apparatus Mr. Mullin is operating? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess it is a hand cranked bellows attached to a forge.
In 1900 there were roughly the same number of blacksmiths in downtown Hood River as coffee shops today. You couldn't order a new part for a farm implement and have it delivered to you the next day, so it was necessary to fabricate or fix what you needed.
The photo credit is "Helm Photo."
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The shoes on the horses are thick compared to what you see today.
The lead horse has a rope around it's hind foot?
The gray horse is called a dapple gray.
I wonder if the horse on the wagon, is a prize stud? He must be well behaved and trustworthy.
L.E. on 7th June 2017 @ 7:32am
Rope on hind foot or shadow?
Ralph on 7th June 2017 @ 7:45am
The 1907 spring editions of the HR Glacier contain quite a few adds for Monteur, the imported Oldenburg German Coach Stallion, owned by the Hood River Coach Horse Company. His season stands will be Tuesday of each week at Wm. Ehrcks in Odell, Wednesday at Stanton's. The balance of the week at the Fashion Stables.
M.E. Welch, veterinarian surgeon will have charge of him.
Season closes August 1.
Monteur is a dark bay, 5 years old.....
L.E. on 7th June 2017 @ 7:52am