Do you think the artist that you featured a while back, from the Oak Grove area might have drawn this?
l.e. on 20th July 2012 @ 7:05am
Yes, Reddy Kilowatt was his name.
As a child I recall that the rodeo in Hood River was a big event held over at the Rodeo Grounds, on the corner of Belmont and Frankton Rd. Everyone went to the rodeo and many Hood Riverites participated in the event.
Dont' recall what year it was, but a Brahma Bull got loose and things went into lock down all around. He covered a lot of territory before finally corraled down somewhere around Button Hill and the bridge.
charlott on 20th July 2012 @ 7:06am
Reddy Kilowatt was not just local, so think it was probably a trademark that was used throughout Pacific Power areas.
charlott on 20th July 2012 @ 7:08am
Ted Schlief #346 is who I was thinking of.
You are probably right Charlott. Reddy Kilowatt was throughout the PNW.
The Dalles is still a rodeo town, but it doesn't seem to fit Hood River any more.
l.e. on 20th July 2012 @ 7:12am
After attending the Palmer/ Wirfs Antique show at the Expo Center last week end, there was a lot of memorabilia for sale regarding this character and NOT CHEAP! From tie bars to pencils, etc. Good logo! You are correct, this was trademarked and used though out the Pacific NW.
judy on 20th July 2012 @ 10:45am
I remember Reddy Kilowatt well. In the 1950's, through the generosity of PP&L's manager, Ken House, Hood River Civic Theater used to have their evening rehearsals in the back meeting room of their office on Oak Street. I used to go to many of the rehearsals and recall Reddy Kilowatt symbols all around the office.
Bill Seaton on 20th July 2012 @ 10:55am