Yes, to me I am thinking Pine Grove. That cut back there reminds me of the cut where The Old Dalles Road goes. If it is, it naturally would be somewhat south of where that road takes off. I am thinking maybe the area of Lacy Drive, if that far south. I will attempt to get a good look at that area to see if I still think it is there. There is a chance if it is there this could be the land owned at the time by my great-great uncle, but can't be sure. If the faces weren't so blurred maybe I might be able to pick someone out of the photo......anyway nice looking apples.
charlott on 26th September 2017 @ 7:12am
I drove over that way today. From what I could figure out it looks very much like what I saw where Lacy Drive takes off Eastside Rd. If you go any further north the appearance of that hill drastically changes.
charlott on 26th September 2017 @ 5:10pm
The box on the right hand side kind of looks like pears.
I am surprised at how short the trees are. I thought maybe back then (1920's?) they still had the older tall trees.
I couldn't find anything about W.O. Ash and Company.
L.E. on 26th September 2017 @ 7:43pm
Cards like this are usually 1905-1910. I suspect this orchard was at most 10 years old, which is why the trees are still small.
ArthurB on 26th September 2017 @ 8:50pm
I assume this is about the same W. O. Ash:
The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., December 26, 1930, page 1
PIONEER MERCHANT OF THIS CITY DIES
News was received here of the sudden death, on Friday of last week, of William Oscar Ash, at his home at Milwaukee, Oregon, at the age of 70 years. Death was the result of a heart attack.
Mr. Ash, who will be recalled by all old-timers of the mid-Columbia, was born in Illinois. In 1900 he established the business now known as The Paris Fair, in which he was later joined by the present owners, C.A. McCarty and Geo. W. Thomson, his sons-in-law. In 1912, Mr. Ash retired from business and took up residence on a West Side orchard. For many years he was with the Pacific Power & Light Co., at the Powerdale and Tucker Bridge plants. About two years ago, Mr. Ash went to Portland and later took up residence at Milwaukee. He was widely known throughout Hood River valley.
Funeral services were held last Sunday in Portland and interment was in Milwaukee cemetery.
Jeffrey Bryant on 26th September 2017 @ 9:28pm
Ash was married twice. Once to Susan M. L.
Goldsmith and then to Mary A. (maiden name unknown)
His daughter was Dora Thomson
charlott on 27th September 2017 @ 7:41am
Just came across in the December 19, 1902 HR Glacier:
"W.O. Ash left Saturday for Utah, where he goes to look after assessment work on some mining properties which he is interested."
L.E. on 27th September 2017 @ 8:58pm
All of those big old trees started out being little trees...
J.E. Sheppard on 1st October 2017 @ 9:05pm