Wonder if this might be Pendleton and the round up? Know it would have been a long drive if that is where it might be and these are Hood Riverites. If you notice the younger ones have sort of cowboys hats on and the one does have somewhat of a "cowboy" scarf....just sort of look like they might be "duded" out for a rodeo. I wonder if the youngest one was the driver, because of his keys hooked to his belt loop.. Dad, if that is Dad looks like he has a camera case around him and probably Mom took the photo.
charlott on 11th February 2013 @ 7:11am
S. Waters & Co. is not giving a clue.
l.e. on 11th February 2013 @ 7:35am
I am leaning toward Charlot's idea. This is a similar building just right up the street from the stadium
If not then some little town on the way to Pendleton
Ellen Dittebrandt on 11th February 2013 @ 9:39am
I love the way you guys pick up on the details. You should be "Private Detectives"!
Judy on 11th February 2013 @ 12:08pm
Charlott got to it first. I agree with her. They are in Pendleton because the boy on the right is wearing one of the "give away" silk scarves. I collect them, and recognized it right away. i bet it is bright red on white.And the Dudes always wear their hats when at Round Up. Let 'er buck!
Jill Stanford on 11th February 2013 @ 2:58pm
I believe the picture was taken in Goldendale. From the 1934 Klickitat County News:
"Col. E.B. Wise owned the store on the southwest corner of Main Street and Columbus avenue. His residence was just south of the courthouse where is now located the residence of merchant H.W. Bates and wife. When the writer took charge of The Sentinel in 1893 Crohn & Waters have a general mercantile store in this building. When the Farmers Mercantile Co. went out of business, S. Waters leased to the lower floor of the brick building now owned by W.H. Ward and conducted a mercantile and grocery store. The sign, "S. Waters & Co.," - painted on the front of the building, is still there."
Jim F. on 12th February 2013 @ 1:16pm
I agree Jim. I just didn't find as much proof as you did.
Pendleton was a great guess, but I had found an S. Waters in Yakima who had moved to Goldendale.
l.e. on 12th February 2013 @ 1:37pm
Yes, agreed on Pendleton. The building in the photo actually has a passing resemblance to the Hamleys building (but on closer inspection it wasn't the same)(and Hamleys was in the building before the 20s). Will certainly look for this building next time I am in Goldendale. Wonder if it is still there?
Jim F. on 12th February 2013 @ 1:47pm
I don't think it is still there Jim. If it is on the southwest corner of Columbus and main it would be the shorter, gray building in the background of this photo.
It might however, be in this photo.
l.e. on 12th February 2013 @ 3:48pm
Wow, I'm impressed with what can be gleaned from an old photo. And some knowledgeable locals.
db on 13th February 2013 @ 8:21am
I received this reply from the Klickitat County Historical Society:
"The Waters store was on the corner of Columbus and Main in Goldendale. It was built in around 1913 had several similar names and was torn down in the mid 40's to make way for a Richfield gas station and a JC Penny store."
I am thinking the building on the left might still be there. The next time I go to Goldendale I will check. That might help confirm where the photo was taken.
l.e. on 15th February 2013 @ 10:35am
The young man on the left sure looks like a Pattison!
Dayne on 12th January 2014 @ 1:21pm
In November, the Goldendale Sentinel came out with a history supplement inside the newspaper.
A photo of this S. WATERS & CO. store front is featured on page 3.
The caption states: " DRY GOODS AND NEWSPAPERS: Constructed in 1888, this building housed a dry goods store--- and The Sentinel, which moved into the east end in 1893."
l.e. on 26th December 2014 @ 11:40am