Meet the Hood River Heights Baseball Club of 1912. We have most of the roster:
This image is very special for another reason. It is "Image #1" of our digital archive, which was born yesterday. Thanks to a grant from the Google Data Center Grants of the Tides Foundation, we'll be scanning thousands of images which have never before been available for public viewing. "Image #1" was selected by Matt, our intern/ archivist, who will be doing all this work. He's a huge baseball fan, and I hope you'll agree this is a fine choice to start our digital collection.
What happened to #13? Who is probably First Base with his large mitt.
l.e. on 3rd June 2011 @ 7:19am
Congratulations to the museum on the grant. Congratulations to Matt, for the opportunity to archive these photos and congratulations to all of us viewers for the opportunity to enjoy.
Now, I would like to know a little personal history about each player and the manager.
Did Bill Dunn know something about baseball or was he just a community volunteer?
l.e. on 3rd June 2011 @ 7:22am
Good catch-- I left out one of the players. Joe Carson now has his proper place in the roster. As for player bios-- Several lived their whole lives in Hood River, so I suspect we'll hear from some descendants. If anyone has any interesting bio details, please post. If #1 is in fact Clarence "Bill" Dunn, his obit ids him as a fisherman.
Arthur on 3rd June 2011 @ 7:49am
When did the Heights become a business district? Are there any photos coming up of it's early days?
rwf on 3rd June 2011 @ 8:01am
The Heights was a business district by this date. In 1909 it had a general store, dry goods, bakery, confectionery, milliner, butcher, hardware, and more. I'll post a picture soon.
Arthur on 3rd June 2011 @ 9:03am
Possible descendants? The Dalles lawyer Don Dunn passed away this winter, he would have been born in the '30s. His son Steve lives in the HR Valley. I'll ask him about the fisherman.
Elwood "Tweet" Samuels, legendary Crag Rat, died in the 1990s in his 80s I think.
Jay on 9th June 2011 @ 9:12am
Nope, not a Don Dunn or Steve Dunn relative. Nice to know we are known from being in the area for a while though. Great stuff Arthur, thanks for doing this.
Steve Dunn on 9th June 2011 @ 10:18am
Ray Samuels could be "Tweets" father. Tweet had a brother Ray who had a meat market on the Heights in Hood River. Am a friend of the family and can possibly find out if this Ray Samuels was good friend "Tweets" father.
Charlott on 9th June 2011 @ 8:39pm
I am wondering if #11 might now be Percy Bucklin.
Charlott on 21st June 2011 @ 4:46pm