Herman Kresse was mayor of Hood River through much of the 1930s, and seems to be getting some hazing at the hands of the fire department. In those days the fire department and the mayor's office were in the same building on Second Street, and I believe this hydrant was on the corner of State and Second.
The modern Hood River Fire Department is far more respectful of their mayor.
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Thanks for the Fun Friday humor.
The pipe looks new. Not just new paint, but even the valves look new.
Perhaps Mayor Kresse ran over the old one.
l.e. on 30th November 2012 @ 8:04am
I agree, as the concrete seems pretty caved in. Bet the mayor ran into it, maybe, while walking his dog????????????
charlott on 30th November 2012 @ 8:07am
I thought firemen liked dogs??? And hopefully the current FD members make neater signs. Nice use of a coat hanger..... Yes, fun on Friday. Thanks Mr. Mayor!
Arlen Sheldrake on 30th November 2012 @ 9:55am
I think the hydrant is new and that is a very poor job of curb repair.
Also notice all the cigarette butts in the gutter!!!!!! Gross
Paul on 30th November 2012 @ 11:08am
Did he also have the drugstore?
Judy on 30th November 2012 @ 1:02pm
It's possible our current mayor will be in the vicinity of the tree lighting tonight, and could probably use a good hazing. Or maybe just thanks for the historic photos. But if hazing the mayor is a time-honored tradition, who are we to argue?
Jay on 30th November 2012 @ 2:17pm
Actually, Jay, I believe the modern tradition is to give the mayor cookies or other treats.
Arthur on 30th November 2012 @ 4:43pm
Yes he had Kresse's drug store...
charlott on 2nd December 2012 @ 3:41pm