Here's another great discovery from our archives. I'm still working to decode this, but it appears that in 1935 someone using Moore Electric stationery (I'm guessing Arline herself) decided to tally all the late model cars owned by Hood River residents. There are many sheet with name, address, and auto make/ year/ type, and then these two summary sheets.
Many of these automobile brands didn't make it past the Great Depression, so this is really a view of the automobile industry right before a major consolidation.
Needless to say, I'm thrilled that there's a Whippet-mobile on this list!
JKG on 16th October 2018 @ 7:06am
Wonder what the "All 4's 110" means by Chevy?
Kyle on 16th October 2018 @ 8:32am
Interesting that the car companies that produced the most popular cars in the 20's are the car companies that are still in existence today.
Buzz on 16th October 2018 @ 8:49am
These are car registrations, JKG, not dog licenses!
Arthur on 16th October 2018 @ 9:03am
Interesting page and it brings back some family memories, like Grandma and Grandpa's Pontiac.
I didn't know Lincoln started out as its own company before it was bought by Ford.
DeSoto quit manufacturing in 1961. When I was growing up, my dad was a non-flashy farmer sort of guy. I vividly remember him coming down the driveway driving this big, flashy boat of a car with his cow dog sitting in the passenger seat. It was a 1959 DeSoto. Some guy owed my dad money and gave him the car. It leaked like a sieve, so when it rained my mom sat in the passenger seat with her feet in a couple of inches of water. It had electric windows, which didn't work, so we had to touch wires together to get the window to roll down.
I am curious what the gas mileage was.
L.E. on 16th October 2018 @ 1:23pm
Gas mileage probably not good LE. But in probably1962 I paid 15 cents a gallon during a gas price war in Albany on my way back to college in Eugene. Life was good. Enough money left over for beer.
Buzz on 16th October 2018 @ 3:26pm
Cars from this era didn't all look the same. I like that you can tell the difference without reading the nameplate.
Arthur on 16th October 2018 @ 7:55pm