Notes from Blanche Tucker Kure indicate this is B.R. Tucker's packing house in the early 1900's. I like how she ID's the men (left to right):
Blanche Tucker Kure was the daughter of Charles Tucker, B.R. Tucker's son. She was born in 1904 and I believe added these comments in the 1960s, so the notes are memories from her early childhood.
Saying "lived along the river" seems to have some connotation.
Any thoughts or knowledge?
nels on 21st September 2020 @ 10:10am
Where was the packing house, Tucker bridge area?
Kenn on 21st September 2020 @ 10:41am
In the 1911 Pacific Monthly, there is an article about Hood River apples. It says, "B.R. Tucker has an orchard of four and one-half acres, twelve years of age, which he leased to his son Charles on shares, half and half, and after paying all expenses of caring for the orchard and marketing the fruit, his son Charles received $2,850 for his half of the profits......"
If the orchard is 12 years old, that seems to indicate the farm at Tucker Bridge.
Photo #999 http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=999 shows the Tuckers at there home on the Heights. I made this comment on that page. "This photo must have been taken between the years of 1907 and the fall of 1910.
Reading a history of the Tuckers, it says that in 1907 Mr Tucker purchased a home in HR and left the farm and mill at Tucker's Bridge to their son. In 1910 they purchased a home in San Diego and moved there to enjoy the warm sunny climate."
L.E. on 21st September 2020 @ 7:25pm
"Saying "lived along the river" seems to have some connotation."
Seems like that could have implied "homeless encampment" or "living rough."
Call it "area of temporary residences of peripatetic workers," perhaps.
Flood zone in non-flood season?
Alan on 22nd September 2020 @ 4:58pm