This fine fishing photo is annotated, "From Sam, Christmas 1898." At a later date someone added, "Trout pool, Shushula. Stephen Baldwin." It is not clear who "Sam" was, but I'm sure one of you will offer a theory.
This is from the S.M. Baldwin family file. I believe the reference to "Shushula" places this near the junction of Indian Creek and the Hood River. Shushula, Reverend T.L. Eliot's "cottage," was somewhere above that spot, though I don't know the exact location. The funny thing about landmarks is that no one ever describes where they are!
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1890s Baldwin fishing Hood_River Shushula
Stephen M.Baldwin Jr. came to H. R. via California from native state of Massachusettes. Married Ella May Stranahan and they had one son "Mace" I think his wife was married before to a man named Fremont and had a son. They lived in the upper valley.
Charlott on 19th April 2017 @ 7:09am
I can't wait to see if someone recognizes the location of the trout pool, or if the landmark has changed since 1898.
L.E. on 19th April 2017 @ 10:56am
I'm still working on positively identifying the location of the "trout pool." That said, I have a contender as of yesterday, but need to look at it a lot more closely.
Jim Mason on 1st August 2018 @ 11:20am