W. T. Hibbard is showing off his horse and carriage in downtown Hood River. We've seen the building in the background several times before, as the A.S. Blowers store at 3rd and Oak.
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Can't decide which W. T. Hibbard this is. There was a Winn Hibbard and a William T. Hibbard, and they appear to possibly be two different families, whether related someone else will have to figure it out. William Hibbard's wife's name was Thelma Siler, do know that.
Are we seeing the name M. V. Harbison on the store?
Wonder who the other person is in the rig?
charlott on 27th June 2013 @ 7:13am
Thanks for figuring out the name on the side of the store charlott. I had my nose pressed up against the computer screen trying to make out the letters.
Nice team of horses.
See the rock under the wheel? Probably lots of rocks were used to chock the wheels on Hood River hills.
l.e. on 27th June 2013 @ 1:53pm
I'm guessing this could be Elwyn (Winn or W.T.) Hibbard (born 1868) with perhaps his mother Emma Ophelia.
W.T.s father, Henry Joseph, came to HR in 1891 after a stint in Klickitat Co. He bought a farm 4 miles south of town and raised strawberries and planted an orchard.
Both of Henry's parents died at Columbus (Maryhill) in 1886 and 1887.
W.T. married Lillian Richardson in 1896.
l.e. on 27th June 2013 @ 5:53pm
Here is a family history of the Harbison family in HR.
But I'm not sure which Harbison has the store.
Mathew H. married Lucy Rand.
l.e. on 27th June 2013 @ 8:49pm
Now I know why that Hibbard name was so familiar to me. The Columbus, Washington connection.
Charlott on 28th June 2013 @ 7:03am
That's M.V. Harrison's store, not Harbison. Harrison owned this dry goods store in the early 1890's, before A.S. Blowers. I see ads for it in the 1892 Glacier, and a note about him moving to Eugene in 1895. There are ads for A.S. Blowers dry goods in 1895, so this must be 1895 or earlier.
Arthur on 12th June 2017 @ 3:23pm