Mace's actual name was Leonard Mason Baldwin..."Mace's" father was an interesting story in himself. He and another man, Tieman, were early partners in the upper Hood River Valley. They ranched what was called "The Bachlor Ranch", as neither were married at the time. Mace's mother was a Stranahan, one of the old pioneer families. She had been married and divorced when she married Mace's father who was 32 years older than she was. She had a son Louis Fremont from her first marriage,which Stephen legally adopted. They only had the one son Mace.
If all those items on that mantel could talk, what stories they could tell.By the looks of those fire bricks one can certainly tell that that fireplace has been used...Cold Hood River winter nights...............unlike last night.....
For those who might not know, Mace Baldwin was very involved in creating the museum plus being a charter member of the Crag Rats.
Charlott on 2nd August 2017 @ 7:16am
Was Jack Baldwin (Cooper Spur Ski area and builder) related to these early Baldwins?
Dan Kleinsmith on 2nd August 2017 @ 8:31am
Yes, Jack Baldwin was the son of Mrs. Baldwin, whom Mr. Baldwin adopted. His actual name was Louis. Jack was just a nickname.
Charlott on 2nd August 2017 @ 8:39am
Any connection to Baldwin Saloon of The Dalles?
L.E. on 2nd August 2017 @ 9:02pm
No I don't think there is any connection......
charlott on 3rd August 2017 @ 7:09am
Nice example of a Rumford fireplace
Longshot on 18th August 2017 @ 2:38am