What do you mean by, "Underwood ferry landing"?
It appears that she is not using a western saddle, but perhaps an English jumping saddle.
Is that a private home behind the rider?
l.e. on 19th November 2012 @ 8:25am
Yes, an unusual view of HR. Nice pose provided by the horse. Could one go up in the cupola of the Mount Hood Hotel? Any idea Arthur what the sign on the fence post says?
Arlen Sheldrake on 19th November 2012 @ 9:56am
That is where at one time there was a ferry between Hood River and Underwood. I think it was way earlier than this that Amos Underwood, one of the first homesteaders in Underwood, thus the name, ran.
Really good view of the hotel.
charlott on 19th November 2012 @ 9:58am
The sign says "Underwood Ferry". You'll see why tomorrow.
We have several images in our collection which I'm sure were taken from that cupola, so there was at least some access. Remember that all this "land" you see was flooded on a regular basis. At high water the ferry and sternwheeler would come right up to the railroad tracks, so I suspect these shacks were seasonal.
Arthur on 19th November 2012 @ 1:12pm
The boats used to dock way out in the cottonwoods in the summer. Keep in mind also that the river wasn't as high, due to no Bonneville Dam.
charlott on 19th November 2012 @ 2:51pm
She is riding an English Pleasure saddle (as well as jodhpur pants)-- considered more 'ladylike' than a Western saddle in those days. I wonder who she is?
Jill Stanford on 19th November 2012 @ 3:01pm
Jill, the Davidson Collection includes many photos of this same girl (for example, #88 and #330). She is definitely part of the family. She was a teenager circa 1915, and she broke her leg and got pretty bruised up (horse related accident?) at about the same age. There are several photos of her bedrest and recuperation. Hope some day we know her name.
Arthur on 19th November 2012 @ 5:08pm
Arthur -- that is very interesting. How do I access those numbers ? Her hat/beret/cap is quite stylish and that's a well-bred little horse. I hope it was not the one to hurt her. Thank you.
Jill Stanford on 20th November 2012 @ 1:41pm
Jill, here are the links:
Arthur on 20th November 2012 @ 2:27pm
How nice of you Arthur! Thank you.
She is such a charming young lady ad what an idyllic life she seems to have led in Hood River. I hope, someday, there is a name to that face.
Jill Stanford on 20th November 2012 @ 7:15pm
The young lady on the horse is Mariwhitmor Whitehead, the daughter of Horatio Davidson's sister, Amanda Whitehead.
B Copper on 27th October 2015 @ 3:51pm