Lots of great faces in this 1901 image labeled "Park Street School." The man to the left is identified as C. D. Thompson, and the man to his left is Henry L. Howe.
We have a list of those present, though no indication of order: Odell Woodworth, H.L.Howe, Gladys Hartley, Bill Foss, Everett Rand, Blanch Lane, Vera Jackson, Fred Wheeler, Prof Gilbert, Prof Thompson, Elwood Lucky, Mel Foley, Aldine Bartmess, Nellie Rogers, Leslie Berk, Nellie White (Teacher), Dora Copple, Ben Rand, Geo Howe, Prof Raines, Celas Evans, Bill Foss, Earl Bartmess, Grace Campbell, Clara Blythe, Theresa Morse
I can't vouch for the spellings, but there are many familiar names in there. Anyone see their grandparents in this list?
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Charles Dawson Thompson, was a native of Oregon, having been born in Clackamas County in 1864. He, along with his wife Jennie, resided for some time in Hood River, where he taught school. they eventually moved to Jackson County, where he passed away in 1937.
Jenry Lewis Howe, a native of West Union, Iowa was a school teacher for the majority of his life, serving in various locations. His first school in Hood River, was at Lenz. He would become involved in various civic duties while in Hood River, such as serving as the city recorder and judge in municipal court. He resided here with his wife, the former Labelle Bishop until his death on 9 May 1943.
One interesting fact about his youth, was the fact that when his father marched off with an Iowa regiment, 5 year old Henry decided he would go to war. He took off and was finally caught up with, being told that he needed to return home to be fitted out with the proper uniform. He was sound asleep by the time he arrived at home and that was the end of his Civil War adventures.
Charlott on 29th September 2020 @ 7:49am
Kyle on 29th September 2020 @ 8:11am
Aside the fascinating array of facial expressions, I am always impressed with the detail of the finish carpenters as they make their sturdy work beautiful as well.
nels on 29th September 2020 @ 8:53am
Where was the Park School? Is it the lot beside the Children's playground on 9th?
Andy B on 29th September 2020 @ 10:53am
The Park Street School was located on the lot which is now the Children's Park. There are still some concrete features from the school at the park.
ArthurB on 29th September 2020 @ 10:56am
There were two Park Street school buildings at the same location. The one pictured was considered out of date by 1920.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 29th September 2020 @ 11:19am
some fond memories of my years at the second park street school....some not so fond of visits to the principal Chipley's office and strict Mrs. Vernon.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 29th September 2020 @ 11:56am
I always love these photos of children in their various modes of dress. You can always tell the affluent from the ones that come from a home that has less. I love seeing all the girls shoes in the front row. Some are worn and quite possibly hand me downs from an older sister. Two little gals stand out to me in that front row. The one with her had and fur stole.............going to school all dressed up. Then there is the little one that reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood in her cape. The group behind the gals, like like they are full of the devil. Bet there was a lot of trouble made by them. It is obvious that growing up, one became more refined as see with the oldest boys and girls. Quite the remarkable photo. Only wish we knew the participants names. Another good example of people not writing on the back of their photos for indentification in years down the line....
Nellie on 29th September 2020 @ 12:53pm
I had the very kind Marv Turner during my Park Street years, and strict Mrs. Hershey (and Mrs Vernon at May Street). I remember activities like kickball, marbles, and playing in that outdoor building that is still there when the weather was bad.
Christie on 29th September 2020 @ 12:55pm
I was able to identify one person, LOL. Doesn’t anyone see The Beaver (Jerry Mathers). I sent the photo to my daughter and she could see it and circled him in red. A dead ringer.
Judy on 29th September 2020 @ 1:12pm
Yep...I can spot Beaver.
These kids appear to be more affluent that the photos of the upper valley rural kids.
I wonder if they had to memorize their multiplication tables. Memorizing is now a bad word in education. My dad went to a two room school. He said you couldn't move to the big room until you learned your multiplication tables.
L.E. on 29th September 2020 @ 1:49pm
Back in 1950, Arlen and I were in the same classroom, so I need to add a bit to this. Mrs. Bea Vernon is one of my all-time favorite teachers. I hadn't learned much in school up through the 3rd grade. However, Mrs Vernon helped me make a lot of progress in catching up to my classmates. (And Arlen was a good classmate!)
Bill Seaton on 29th September 2020 @ 2:00pm
Nellie reminded me-- we actually do have the names of the kids in this photo. I intended to add them before this one got published but I moved on to other projects. I'll add the names later.
ArthurB on 29th September 2020 @ 3:23pm
OK, I added the names. Someone will have to count, but I think it's only a partial list.
ArthurB on 29th September 2020 @ 3:57pm
When I first saw this photo, I thought the gentleman in the back row center with the fine duds and big hat might be our old friend, Maltie Dukes. He was a bit of a ham and seems to turn up in a lot of old photos. But then I remembered he was away attending OAC in Corvallis at this time (1901).
It may be the perspective of this picture, but this school building is a very imposing structure. Was there some reason they needed to build the main floor so high above the ground?
kmb on 29th September 2020 @ 4:56pm
The name Elwood Lucky caught my eye so thought I would look him up. His name was actually Jack Elwood Luckey. His mother was a Rand. His father John ran a livery business. About 1910 the family moved back to Eugene.
Here is the odd part of the story. In July 1944, Mrs. Luckey died in her sleep. A few hours later, John, who had been ill died and a few hours later, Jack, who had been ill died. All within 36 hours. Daughter Lucinda was 9 years younger than Jack, so she probably is not in this photo. But she sure had one heck of day on July 31, 1944.
L.E. on 29th September 2020 @ 8:14pm
Deficiencies of Park Street School #1 are listed at:
Jeffrey W Bryant on 30th September 2020 @ 5:14am
Bill Foss = William Webster Foss Jr., the son of William Webster Foss Sr. and Viola Coon. He was about 16 years old at the time of this photo. He would later take over the ranch of his parents that was near Panorama Point area and farm his entire life. He married Gladys Blagg.
Nellie on 30th September 2020 @ 7:27am