There is so much to like about this image captioned "Pine Grove First Bus 1917." The Oldsmobile is sitting in the middle of Oak Street at First. You can see the recently completed Mt. Hood Hotel Annex in the background to the left, and the Yasui Store to the right.
We have the names of many of the children: (left to right) Esther Krussow, ?, ?, ?, Frank Vannice, Zoe Scobee, Cleo Johnson, Edgar Krussow, ?, Harry Roberts, Jack Bagley (driver), Myrtle Jarvis, and Lavona Peterson.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I have a copy of this photo. The young man standing (tallest) in the back, white shirt with the open collar was my great-uncle by marriage. Marcus Cecil Thrane, married my gear-aunt Florence Clark. His father was Dr. Thrane. Esther and Edgar Krussow were brother and sister, Edgar was the father of one of my closest friends all through 12 years of school. Zoe Scobee was the daughter of Meta (Lage) Scobee. Myrtle Jarvis was the daughter of Joe and clara Jarvis who lived on Eastside Road.
My assumption that the "convertable" bus had a top that they put on in Hood River bad weather.
Charlott on 20th March 2012 @ 7:46am
Any idea what year they paved the streets in town?
Rick on 20th March 2012 @ 8:45am
The girl seated in the middle looks like she has a cast on her right arm.
db on 20th March 2012 @ 8:53am
Rick, there were bonds issued to pave streets about 1912/1913, so I presume they did it shortly after. There was a previous post on the subject: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=51
Arthur on 20th March 2012 @ 9:07am
I think I recognize the livery stable in the background. But what is the building immediately behind the Yasui Store?
William C. Seaton on 20th March 2012 @ 10:14am
William, the Sanborn map identifies it as a two story dwelling. No other use mentioned, so I presume it was a residence.
Arthur on 20th March 2012 @ 11:06am
I assume the Yasui store is still the same building we saw in photo #190?
The bottom story entrance looks a little different, but the top story looks the same.
Are the two girls in back wearing uniforms?
Pine Grove produced some nice looking youngsters.
l.e. on 20th March 2012 @ 9:11pm
Those do look like uniforms don't they. I don't recall anything about school uniforms, other than maybe they were in some girls club.
That is quite the Oldsmobile bus when you really get to looking at it. Car boys, were those tires hard rubber or were they using tubed tires by then?
Charlott on 21st March 2012 @ 5:43am
The tires are tube type. You can see the air filling-stem at about 3:30 on the front wheel.
Paul K on 21st March 2012 @ 10:30am
I think the cute little girl with the open coat sitting next to the nice looking boy in front of the two girls with sailor blouses is my great aunt Margaret Winchell Husbands. She was always easy to recognize as she had the most adorable face and personality!
Joann Sheppard on 21st August 2012 @ 11:58am
Thanks Joann, it's nice to fill in a few of the "?"s.
Arthur on 21st August 2012 @ 3:38pm