I suspect this image is from one of the "pet parades" of the 1930s. We have the names of the man standing (left to right):
Unfortunately we don't know the names of the boys holding the Rotary sign. They don't look particularly happy to be there, so I'm going to guess dad is standing right behind them.
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Hood River has to be the town with the most unusual parade groups.
I wonder if the men chose their own outfits or if they each represent something?
l.e. on 18th January 2013 @ 7:31am
This photo was good timing. Monday night is Rotary Ski Night at Mt. Hood Meadows.
l.e. on 18th January 2013 @ 7:48am
Rod McRae passed away in 1943 at the age of 55. He was District manager for Pacific Power and Light which included Klickitat County. He served overseas in WWI.
In 1933 Perigo & Sons was the oldest grocery store in HR. Bob Perigo was HR mayor. In fact, he may have been the mayor when the White Salmon, Hood River bridge was dedicated.
l.e. on 18th January 2013 @ 8:10am
Could this could be the annual Crazy Day Parade downtown merchants held in the spring? As a kid it was always a highlight to go and watch.
Deb Martz Moody on 18th January 2013 @ 8:15am
Ofcourse Ed Lage was the son of Hans Lage, early Pine Grove pioneer.
charlott on 18th January 2013 @ 8:45am
Love the little tiny trombones that the two guys in the middle are holding. Fun image Arthur!
connie on 18th January 2013 @ 8:57am
Dalph Hackett owned a furniture store in town.
JHN on 18th January 2013 @ 12:23pm
My grandfather, A.W. Peters, married Ed McRae's widow, Maude a few years later. "Abby" , as we called him, was on the board for PP&L.
This is a great and humorous picture!
Jill Stanford on 18th January 2013 @ 12:25pm
John Smithson was president of the Oregon-Washington telephone company. He retired in 1930 and moved to Seattle.
Hal Bird Nesbit is in photo #228 grading fruit and the Pet Parade. He was an auto tire repairman for H.R. Fields and invented a Shoe Polishing Rack.
l.e. on 20th January 2013 @ 10:09pm
Charlie Dyer and his Rotarian service: http://books.google.com/books?id=QDcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=charlie+dyer+hood+river&source=bl&ots=HWv8ABoaDc&sig=AQvumlIVVJFE_mQ_yuy8DCqo6Xw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3Nv8UPvVAonfrQHD04GQAg&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=charlie%20dyer%20hood%20river&f=false
l.e. on 20th January 2013 @ 10:22pm