Rebecca sent this photo postcard from her farm in Klondike Oregon to Hood River in 1911. She tells her friend in Hood River that everyone is sick with "the grip".
Klondike is in Sherman County, east of the Dalles. I don't know if they still raise turkeys there, but Klondike is now home to a very large wind farm.
Happy Thanksgiving from the History Museum!
As far as turkey raising there I doubt it. Maybe a few wild ones drifting in. Oh yes, the wind machines. I know it very well as it is owned, at least a portion of it by the Hildebrand family. The Hildebrand great-grandfather and my great-grandfather were not only very good friends, but business partners in Wasco.
Klondike, or where it was is right outside of Wasco. Nothing remains other than a couple of graineries. There was a little, very small settlement there in early times.
charlott on 27th November 2013 @ 7:09am
Hope she didn't become too attached to them.
You would have to raise a good grain crop to feed that many.
Happy Thanksgiving to Arthur, Connie and everyone else at the History Museum.
Thanks for your history.
l.e. on 27th November 2013 @ 7:19am
did she cook them for thankgsgivin.
JL on 6th June 2019 @ 1:16pm