This beautiful image is captioned "Emory Davenport going out with men to find new land in the Hood River Valley for homes, driver Lew Wood." The first decade of the twentieth century saw the population of the Hood River Valley swell as people arrived from around the nation to try their luck carving orchards out of woodland. It's hard to find a picture of downtown in that era that doesn't include a real estate office, though I suppose the same could be said for present day Hood River. I can't quite place the location of this photograph.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
No doubt winterish time, due to the sloppy streets.
From the angle I think that it must be looking north as that appears to be a Washington hill.
Emory Remington Davenport came originally from Utah. His wife was Nellie and he had a son Edward Emory Davenport
Always love to see the work horses, as they are what kept things going in that era.
charlott on 16th November 2012 @ 8:19am
I like horses, but this makes me appreciate not having to use them for everyday travel around town.
What a yucky day!!!
I'm trying to figure out the roof on the barn. Do you think it is shake? At this end, it looks like a piece of metal roofing blew off.
In the Livery Building photo #1, there is a roof just east of the livery building. Could it be this barn?
l.e. on 16th November 2012 @ 8:44am
I was thinking it was looking to the south, based on the slope of the street.
Ranger on 16th November 2012 @ 11:48am
I'll venture a guess: this photo is looking toward the NE. I would guess that the photographer was standing on the corner of what today is 3rd and Oak; perhaps standing in front of the Butler Bank/301/former City Admin building?
Nate DeVol on 16th November 2012 @ 10:48pm
I'm stumped on the location. I know of 3 liveries in this era: Wm. Rand Livery on the east side of First between Oak and State, Fashion Livery on the south side of Oak at First, and the Olinger and Bone Livery on the north side of Cascade (the River) Street at Second. None of those locations seem to work for this photo.
Arthur on 18th November 2012 @ 6:04pm