The baseball diamond at 12th and Belmont got lots of use in the 1910's, at least according to the images in Arline Moore's album. Here we see Merle Gessling at bat.
Records indicate there was a Heights team as well as a downtown team, and they occasionally played teams from the Dalles. This match took place in 1912.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 12th_Street 1910s baseball Belmont_Street Gessling Heights Moore sports
It'd be interesting to find out if this field sat where the current little league fields are today. gotta be pretty close.
RHD on 25th April 2017 @ 8:58am
Same fence, trees, and powerlines as this photo
Longshot on 25th April 2017 @ 9:22am
RHD, the 1916 Sanborn map shows the ball field at the SW corner of 12th and Union (Belmont). You can see the fence in the link below. I think it's basically where the armory is today.
Arthur on 25th April 2017 @ 9:25am
That’s my grandpa! He used to tell us about being the first one in town who knew how to drive a car. But for going out courting he much preferred a horse and buggy. On the way home he could curl up on the seat and sleep. The horse knew where to go and then would rattle the reins when they got home to wake the driver so he could get unhitched and fed.
James Gessling on 19th June 2018 @ 7:27pm
James, if your grandfather wasn't the first to drive in Hood River he was one of the first. His exploits with his automobile were reported in the Hood River Glacier in 1907.
Arthur on 20th June 2018 @ 10:48am