I don't know where George Coe & Son was located, but it looks like they had a good selection on Christmas necessities.
Don't miss the parade and tree lighting this evening. Perhaps followed by a rousing game of Crockinole?
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Interesting games. I had not heard of any of them. There are some beautiful old Crockinole boards out there for sale. Very expensive. I couldn't find Flint. Pit was invented in 1904.
Interesting for the game Trail.....I googled "old game Trail" and all that came up was "Oregon Trail".
That must mean my kids are old.
L.E. on 7th December 2018 @ 8:19am
He lived at 7th and Pine in 1914 and was still there in 1955 no clue as to where his store was.
lee on 7th December 2018 @ 8:30am
some times a spell checker is your friend...….
Arlen Sheldrake on 7th December 2018 @ 9:06am
Arlen’s comment is a good excuse to observe how much slower it must have been to set a full newspaper in lead type, one character at a time. What I recall from high school shop class is you saw your work upside down and in mirror image, so catching spelling errors took a special talent.
ArthurB on 7th December 2018 @ 6:17pm
George Frederick Coe moved to Hood River in 1900 after purchasing the store of Sherman LaFrance. So this should give you a good idea of its general location. The store ads disappeared for Geo.F.Coe & Son disappeared from the local newspaper in December 1905. The last advertisement gave a location of their closeout sale as being the Dallas Building. In 1906 Mr. Coe moved to Odell and with his son Fred started a business of home construction. In 1911 we find Mr. Coe living in Bull Run, Oregon . In April 1911 Mrs. Fannie Coe, wife of George for 43 years, passed away at the home of their daughter Mrtyle Bowerman. Almost to the day a year later (1912) George passed away in Hood River at the the home of his son Fred.
LMH on 7th December 2018 @ 11:05pm
Was Coe Primary named after this fellow? some-fond memories of that school.
I cannot imagine how hard it was to layout text for publication back in that era....although I do well remember having to re-type papers when making a significant error....but it didn't require a mirror...….
Arlen Sheldrake on 8th December 2018 @ 8:45am
Arlen, Coe Primary was named for Nathaniel Coe, who, with his wife, Mary founded Hood River.
Coe Primary was dedicated December 20, 1916 the same day the new annex for the high school was dedicated.
Mrs. T.R. Coon wrote about Nathaniel and Mary Coe in the Hood River Glacier issues 9/30/1915 and 10/07/1915. You can view these article though the Historic Oregon Newspaper website.
LMH on 8th December 2018 @ 2:00pm
If Mr. Coe was in Bull Run in 1911, I'll bet he was associated in some way with Frank Davenport. Frank operated mills in Bull Run and Aims, and his son Emory and wife Nellie were there, along with other Davenport clan. My mother Doris was born there in October of 1911. There was a major forest fire there in 1910, and they barely escaped with their lives while on their way to the LDS church. Emory, Nellie and Doris moved back to Hood River, and Doris went all through school there, until about 1937, when she moved to Portland and worked at McBrien's restaurant, where she met my father. I came along in 1939.
Jerry Larsen on 11th December 2018 @ 7:48am
Jerry, I think I got several years worth of your "Children's Activities" magazine, through your aunt Jessica. I am a year younger than you and I remember meeting you at your grandparents' house in Hood River. My sister Dorothy and I surely enjoyed those magazines! My favorite feature in them was called "Goofus and
Gallant" a cartoon about a bad boy and a good boy.
Barbara Parsons on 3rd December 2020 @ 5:25pm