150 years ago there was something of a population explosion in Hood River, according to this school district document. The number of legal voters jumped from 10 to 19, and the number of school aged children jumped from 10 to 38. An average of 9 students attended class daily for the 3 month term. Children were taught spelling, arithmetic, grammar, geography and reading. It looks like the single teacher was paid $105, and the value of the schoolhouse was $300.
By 1876 the population nearly doubled again with the arrival of the Methodist group known as the Parkhurst Colony (or Mansfield Pacific Colony). There was annual talk about extending the school year to six months and building a new school house, but it's not clear to me they followed through until the 1880s, when this school was constructed on State Street.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
A biography for P. G. Barrett can be found on Findagrave Memorial 24171484
He served as Assistant Surgeon in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry and Surgeon in the 31st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Jeffrey W Bryant on 7th March 2023 @ 8:20am
Acting Assistant Surgeon, 3 Battalion, 5th Ohio Cav. - 22 Jun 1862 to 22 Jun 1863
Assistant Surgeon, 7th Ohio Cav - 22 Jun 1863 to 12 Sep 1864
Surgeon Field and Staff 31 Reg. U.S.Colored Inf. - 12 Sep 1864 to 7 Nov 1865
Jeffrey W Bryant on 7th March 2023 @ 8:23am
It appears that clerk Benjamin Lillie was never a resident of Hood River, but a bookkeeper from Portland,
L.E. on 7th March 2023 @ 2:08pm