In the 1930s Hood River was the scene of an annual "pet parade," in which townspeople dressed in costumes and marched through the streets with their pets. Here's one group of revelers. We have their names, though their descendants may not be thrilled:
If you know anything else about these men, please share. We all know a little more about Mr. Coulter, as he appeared in a previous HHR image.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Evidently, the early residents/business men of HR were happy, fun loving people. Even though they didn't have the most attractive legs.
l.e. on 7th October 2011 @ 7:07am
Ed Lage was an orchardist in Pine Grove of the Hans Lage, pioneer family.
Herschner was in the insurance business.
Wonder who the little Indian boy is? He has his bow and either "kill" or "pet" in his arm.
Would this not be fun to re-instate? I am game......
Charlott on 7th October 2011 @ 7:11am
Charles Dyer was a teacher, born in Osawatomie, Kansas. He served as an artillery sargeant under Capt. Harry S. Truman in WWI. He was very involved in the local and national chapters of the Rotary Club.
Charlott on 7th October 2011 @ 7:17am
John McLean was a Hood River druggust. This had to have been taken close to the 1930 as he died in 1932.
Charlott on 7th October 2011 @ 7:19am
That little boy is debating whether or not he wants to take a peak under that skirt. I don't think he is any more impressed with those legs than I am.
l.e. on 7th October 2011 @ 7:27am
Hal Nesbit owned and operated a hardware store in Hood River.
Charlott on 7th October 2011 @ 7:52pm
Roderick "Rod" McRae was with Pacific Power and Light Co. for at least 25 years. He served as electrical supervisor and then manager. He was originally from Washington state. Did a stint in WWI spending almost a year in France.
Charlott on 7th October 2011 @ 8:01pm
Hal Nesbitt Owned the service station on the SW corner of 4th & Oak. His brother Marion had the Kelly tire store behind the station. Many photos of this in Hist. Museum
John Young had Young's Bakery between 2nd & 3rd on Oak St.
Ed Steele managed the Chamber of Commerce
Harold Herschner is correctly spelled Hershner
Bill Pattison on 8th October 2011 @ 4:11pm
Good work-- looks like we got a little background on everyone except for Mr. Smith. I've corrected the spelling of "Hershner." I can usually blame it on poor handwriting in the notes, but this one was written very neatly.
After months of trying to interpret scrawls on the back of photos, I have a few suggestions: print, include last names even if they are close relatives, and include a date even if it was just last year. And if you can add some background story, you'll make someone's day 50 or 100 years from now.
Digital images? It's easy to add notes which will travel with the image. The date should already be there, and maybe even a geotag with location.
Arthur on 8th October 2011 @ 7:53pm
E. C. Smith at one time was Hood River County Treasurer
Charlott on 9th October 2011 @ 7:43am