Can you "hone in" on the handle bars and read a brand name? Love the mustache.
Judy on 5th April 2013 @ 9:20am
Sorry, Judy, I can't make out any legible logo on the bike. From other images I know one of the dealers in town sold "Victor" bikes. Not sure if this is one of them.
Arthur on 5th April 2013 @ 1:25pm
Can't find out much about W.E. Sheets, other than he was a HR volunteer fireman before HR was a county.
l.e. on 5th April 2013 @ 1:41pm
This should be hanging in every bike shop in town, HR's first gnarly biker. Wonder if they raced in those days. Great pic Arthur. Thanks.
nels on 5th April 2013 @ 5:48pm
In the January, 1906 Oregon News:
Hood River, Or Jan 8. Miss Blanche V., youngest daughter of Mayor Blowers, became the wife of William E. Sheets, Chief of the Fire Department here and a member of the firm of Stranahan & Sheets, wholesale dealers……The bride and groom were met at the railroad station, where they went to take the train for a wedding trip to Portland and Seattle, by the Hood River Band, which serenaded them until they departed.
l.e. on 6th April 2013 @ 12:26pm
with very few paved streets, riding this bike must given the rider streaks of mud both front and rear...
Arlen Sheldrake on 6th April 2013 @ 8:25pm
Hey Arlen, try riding a bike on State Street from the Lutheran Church t0 13th. Like biking on the Old Oregon Trail......
charlott on 9th April 2013 @ 6:03am