I'm sure by now you recognize these women from the Davidson photos. We've seen them on an excursion to White Salmon, now we see them visiting Mosier circa 1915. This is a good opportunity to inform you of this great site focusing on Mosier photographs. I've also been working with some great folks at the Lane County Historical Society who have set up this site along the lines of Historic Hood River. Great old images at both sites, even if the locations and people aren't quite as familiar. Visit for a while and leave some comments to encourage these great endeavors.
Definitely "our" group of ladies. Just wish we knew who they were. They certainly do cover territory, don't they.
Charlott on 5th June 2012 @ 7:04am
Yep, as soon as the photo opened, I said, "Well good morning, Davidson Ladies."
The one lady (second from right) is wearing the same hat as in photo #358. The one I think of as Eleanor Mae. One day, as Arthur keeps sifting through photos, we might actually be able to recognize these ladies by name.
Thanks for the links and my congratulations to museums who are willing to share there photos with the public. I wish more communities were as unselfish.
l.e. on 5th June 2012 @ 7:34am
Arthur, thanks so much for the mention about the Mosier pix!! Keep the inspirations coming!!
Scott Cook on 5th June 2012 @ 9:12am
WOW, the Mosier station! Appears the signal is set for the next train to stop.
And yes, the ladies are also interesting......... :)
Arlen Sheldrake on 5th June 2012 @ 9:16am
Arlen....on the Lane County Historical photos there is a staged train wreck for a movie. Bridge collapsing with Engine falling into the water. Engine has letters on the side.
I thought of you when I saw it.
l.e. on 5th June 2012 @ 9:44am
Thank you Arthur for posting this wonderful Mosier Picture. I love all the old photo's I have lived in Hood River for a number of years and now Mosier. It is nice to see the roads we travel and the people who came before us. Yes we have a lot of Historical Photo's of Mosier and many many more to come.
Ellen Dittebrandt on 5th June 2012 @ 10:10am
What does the mileage sign show? I can't read it. Thanks
Ralph on 5th June 2012 @ 10:55am
Ralph, I believe the signs says:
to Portland 72.1 M
to Huntington 332.? M
Elevation 101 feeet
A very standard depot sign. Wonder if this sign found a good home?
ps: the Lane County Museum site is also outstanding; many thanks Arthur for pointing us to it.
Arlen Sheldrake on 5th June 2012 @ 11:47am
Yes, the Mosier depot sign has a good home. My dad loaned it to the Wildflower Cafe and it hung there for many years. My cousin has it now.
Marilynn on 5th June 2012 @ 6:07pm
Please visit our new (one week old) Mosier historical photos page on Facebook.
Marilynn on 5th June 2012 @ 6:08pm
Marilyn.....I am not a member of Facebook so I am not able to make comments, but I wanted you to know that I have enjoyed viewing the Mosier photos.
I was especially intrigued with the 18 Mile Island photo.
I always assumed it became an island after Bonneville Dam.
I see from the photo that the dam merely covered the sand bar and sandy beaches of the island.
l.e. on 5th June 2012 @ 8:18pm
Is that Scotchbroom they're holding? I thought that was a recent invasive species?
Rawhyde on 6th June 2012 @ 6:23am
Notes which accompanied the Davidson negatives indicate this trip was on April 30, 1913.
ArthurB on 28th June 2022 @ 8:47am