This image of Third Street at Oak bears crop marks indicating The Hood River Glacier publication. You can see much the same spot in this earlier post. It looks like paving the street hasn't improved the traffic situation. Maybe we'll be able to find the 1916 article that goes with this image.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
This is hilarious. Ryan's Juice, down at the waterfront, has gotten in trouble for having its apple semi-trucks block Anchor Way as they wait their turns, exactly like this picture... a literal century earlier.
Kyle on 1st October 2020 @ 10:23am
Hope they had good brakes on this street. A runaway apple wagon with horses hooves on a paved street?
nels on 1st October 2020 @ 10:48am
Checked the online HR Glacier issues from Sep through Dec 1916, but did not find this picture. However, there are reports of a huge bumper crop that year, estimated at 1.2 million boxes. The apples all ripened at once, there was a picker shortage, they shut down the shops in town and the high school so everyone could help pick apples. After that, there was an early freeze, lack of storage facilities to handle the bumper crop, plus a rail car shortage to get the crop shipped out of HR to market. Quite the challenging year for the HR apple growers.
On a completely unrelated and off-topic note, in the Nov. 9, 1916 issue of the Glacier, on page 4, there appears an ad for a Audrey Munson, world famous art model, appearing at the Electric Theater in the world's most artistic and wonderful film play titled "Purity". Adults 25c, children 15c. The picture of a nude Miss Munson in this ad is quite provocative, I don't think you could get away with publishing that in a family newspaper today.
kmb on 1st October 2020 @ 11:08am
In 1916 photographic images were very rare in the Glacier. I'm wondering if they published it later years as a look back in history. In the later '20s and early '30s they used more photos. They went out of business in 1933.
ArthurB on 1st October 2020 @ 8:14pm
I was wondering when photos became more common in the Glacier. I assume it must have been a cost issue. One of the earliest local HR photos I have found in the Glacier appears in the Oct. 17, 1902 issue, on page 3, where there is a story of the HR Fruit Fair and the prizes won by the exhibitors. In the lower left corner of the page, there are pictures of the babies that won prizes at the fair. I found it amusing that you could enter your fruits, vegetables, and your babies into the fair competition. Can you imagine telling your son or daughter in a few years when they are older that you won first place for apples that year, but as a baby, you only placed third.
kmb on 2nd October 2020 @ 9:01am