I think we saw another photo from this same basic location during another season. Looks like one could make a loop around the tree and go the other way. Wonder why the tree was left right in the middle. Could there have been a possibility that in 1902 the street didn't go any further up the hill?
Charlott on 5th December 2013 @ 7:10am
Makes you appreciated our paved and plowed streets doesn't it?
Might be interesting if we still had to go around the tree.
I'm surprised they hadn't cut it for firewood.
l.e. on 5th December 2013 @ 7:37am
I did not know that the Paris Fair had been in Hood River so long! Would it have been "off the rack" clothes in 1902? Or tailoring? Or perhaps just millinery items....hats, gloves, feathers...?
Kate on 5th December 2013 @ 8:02am
A wonderful example of why it is called Oak Street.
Jim Gray on 5th December 2013 @ 10:00am
I would love to see the Paris Fair store revived. It was a special place right to the end.
Maria Kollas on 5th December 2013 @ 10:50am
I agree Maria. I did a lot of sewing in the early 1970's. I would set my two toddlers on the floor at my feet with a child card game which kept them occupied long enough to let me look at the sewing pattern books in Paris Fair.
l.e. on 5th December 2013 @ 11:29am
This was like getting an early Christmas card from Hood River. Thank you.
Jill Stanford on 5th December 2013 @ 1:46pm
Loved the "vacuum tubes" at Paris Fair that sent all purchase slips and money upstairs to the office. My children were really fascinated by them also.
jJudy on 5th December 2013 @ 11:53pm
The oak tree in the middle of Oak Street was a survivor as seen in many street photos. The "tree huggers" in that day were really active.
Bill P. on 22nd December 2013 @ 9:35am
The Hood River Glacier, September 17, 1908
The big oak in front of the confectionery store of S. L .Young, on Oak street, was cut down last Saturday. It is with a good deal of regret that these fine old trees have to be sacrificed.
Jeffrey Bryant on 4th April 2015 @ 4:47am