The large tree on the left catches my eye. It looks to be well over 60 years old, which is about the oldest that a settler-planted tree could be at that point in Hood River’s history. That would make it a native Oregon white oak, or possibly a Bigleaf maple, and in turn, means that it was purposely spared when the town was getting established. I wonder how long it survived beyond this photo?
Tom Kloster on 1st May 2018 @ 7:30am
Looks like the outlying communities came to town.
L.E. on 1st May 2018 @ 7:30am
I imagine there was some sense of excitement when the wagon started down the last steep pitch into town.
I recall someone found a Glacier article describing the removal of the last oak tree on Oak Street. I can't recall the date but I'm pretty sure it was before 1912.
Arthur on 1st May 2018 @ 10:14am
"sense of excitement when the wagon started down the last steep pitch into town".....I know I always had some excitement with my coaster brake bicycle upon arrival downtown from Belmont to do lawns....
Arlen Sheldrake on 1st May 2018 @ 4:06pm
My "sense of excitement" came when I hit the last few steps when training for track and football and was arriving on the heights.
Buzz on 1st May 2018 @ 4:26pm
at least for track we didn't have to wear pads.......no "love" of the steps from me either.
Arlen Sheldrake on 1st May 2018 @ 8:14pm
How many times I heard Dick comment on those steps I can't count.
Charlott on 2nd May 2018 @ 7:04am
rest in peace Gilbert Jubitz, at least you must have liked the steps since some are named in your honor............
Arlen Sheldrake on 2nd May 2018 @ 2:18pm
So, did you guys go to school at what is now the HR Jr. High School and for practice walk over to the steps?
L.E. on 2nd May 2018 @ 3:43pm
My dad swept the leaves in fall, cleaned the snow in the winter and the city furnished him with a 55 gallon barrel at the bottom of surpentine to throw trash in. All on his way to work in the morning!
Norma on 5th May 2018 @ 2:43am