I'm not sure if we've talked about Delia Coon before. She was born in 1854 and arrived in Hood River in 1871. She was a teacher and local historian. Her massive book "History of Early Pioneer Families of Hood River, Oregon" is a staple of local genealogical research. Copies are available at the museum for perusal. Parts of it are available online here. I don't recommend following this link unless you have some time to kill.
Delia's husband, T.R. Coon, is credited with bringing the Clark Seedless strawberry to Hood River, which was the first major agricultural export crop from this valley.
You can read her obituary from The Hood River News here.
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Buzz on 12th October 2018 @ 7:08am
Probably a lace glove.
She also taught over in Washington. One of her students was Frederic Home Balch, who wrote "Bridge of the Gods." One of her daughters was Viola, who was the wife of Thomas Webster Foss, who was an orchardist in the east side in lower Pine Grove.
Charlott on 12th October 2018 @ 7:27am
Glad to be able to put a face to the Lady of local history. She also included some history of Klicikitat County in her book.
L.E. on 12th October 2018 @ 7:44am
Some Delia and T.R. Coon history.
Thanks to Jeffrey Elmer for gathering it together.
L.E. on 13th October 2018 @ 1:01pm
This photograph appears to be taken in the 1860's. The women's dresses were bloomed from all sides, like a quinceanera dress. And it looks like it is happening here too
Mauro on 19th October 2018 @ 4:49pm