Here's the third step of the fish stocking operation in 1933. The juvenile fish are delivered into the water a few feet offshore. That's Alva Day to the left. As the Secretary of the Hood River County Game Protective Association, he played a major role in stocking fish and fowl throughout the county.
Wish we could thank these fellow in person for their contributions in their early on efforts to help preserve out fish in Hood River County. As we can see from the photos how dedicated they were and it was no easy operation for those involved.
Too bad he didn't jot on the back where they were stocking. (Note: again write info on the back of your photos so future generations like us won't have to debate who, when and where)
Charlott on 21st June 2012 @ 7:05am
Has anyone been to the Oak Springs fish hatchery at Maupin?
It was built in 1922 for raising trout and steelhead eggs.
It also had a hydro electric facility for generating electricity in 1902 for the town of Maupin.
Both those projects would have been right up Alva Day's alley of interests and I think he had lived in Wasco at one time.
You are right Arthur. I can see that the man at the summit is not this Alva Day of smaller stature. And this one looks just like the one on June St.
For someone who was so meticulous about detail in his photos he sure was lousy about the who, where, what detail.
l.e. on 21st June 2012 @ 8:05am
Alva Day was meticulous about marking his negatives with the "when" and often a simple "what" or "where" note, but there was not room for much of a note on the negative. Some of the notes are cryptic-- like "LWS" for Little White Salmon.
I should have explained that we also have over 1000 prints from Alva Day, and many of them have extensive notes on the back. I think most of these are his work-related photographs. For example, his extensive documentation of broken utility poles has neatly typed details of the exact location (township, range, etc). We have not yet processed these prints, so it is possible we'll solve some of these mysteries if there is a print in the collection with notes on the back. Both front and back of the prints will be scanned, but this is a lower priority for us as the prints are not subject to the same deterioration as the negatives.
Arthur on 21st June 2012 @ 8:43am
Why would these guys be wearing ties to be out stocking fish?
Bill Seaton on 21st June 2012 @ 10:48am
Is that guy really wearing a bow tie?
Casey on 21st June 2012 @ 12:50pm
From my own family pictures a jacket, tie, and hat were standard attire even while fishing.
Jeffrey Bryant on 21st June 2012 @ 8:20pm
I agree with Jeffrey. My grandfather, A.W. Peters, was always "dressed to the nines", even when he was out in the orchards. He always had on a tie and a hat.
Jill Stanford on 22nd June 2012 @ 6:46pm
I have the most fantastic color photo of my Grandpa on the rocks fishing at Celilo, which was like his home away from home, in his hat and what we would call in later generaltions a "sport coat." Times have changed. I rememeber when you NEVER thought of going to Portland without a hat and gloves on..........
Charlott on 25th June 2012 @ 7:10am