There must be a story here, but it's not recorded in our archives. It's unclear what issue is being protested. Any of you Crag Rats know the story behind this one? And can anyone ID the building in the background?
Christian D. Nickelsen was a Hood River County Judge from 1938 until his death in 1946. Of historical note was his 1941 joint order with the Hood River County Sheriff advising alien Japanese to remain on their premises unless accompanied by a US citizen.
And for regular followers of "Historic Hood River," I've completely rewritten the Mystery Monday post from two weeks ago based on the research of readers.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
is that a gas pump on the left of the photo?
spinsur on 20th June 2011 @ 7:05am
I know who might shed some light on this. Bob Nickelsen might know, as his grandfather was Christian Nickesen. His other grandparentts, the McMullan's owned Mt. Hood Tavern and land on the Cloud Cap Road. I seem to recall that there is (might be wrong) a connection between the Nichelsen's and Rogers of Mt. Hood Lodge.
All stands to reason that these families were into the events that were going on concerning the mountain at that time.
Charlott on 20th June 2011 @ 9:11am
spinsur, I think that's a robot
Dan on 20th June 2011 @ 9:36am
By the size of those hands I would venture a guess that the man holding the sign is Scandinavian.
l.e. on 20th June 2011 @ 11:14am
They were German, via Denmark......from an area that was jointly owned by Germany and Denmark.
Charlott on 20th June 2011 @ 11:22am
I've been told this might be Fred Donnerberg, the photographer and Crag Rat. Can anyone confirm that?
Arthur on 20th June 2011 @ 7:23pm
It might be, but the pictures of I have of Fred Donnerberg don't look like this man. Fred Donnerberg was a thinner man. It might be a Crag Rat......Get Bill Pattison to go up to the Crag Rat Hut and look at all the pictures of the Crag Rats (on the wall) of that era. If he was a Crag Rat his pictures should be there......
Charlott on 20th June 2011 @ 9:12pm
Bill and I already discussed this picture and he didn't know who it was?
Connie on 23rd June 2011 @ 4:20pm
I am not certain about this. Still looking for some of my pictures. I have a guess and only a guess who it might be. There is a possibility that it is Bill Cochran. He was an old Pine Grove area Crag Rat. Once I unearth the pictures I have of him I will know for certain. If not I would think that it might been one of the "Finn" Crag Rats. Ofcourse, it might not even be a Crag Rat, there were others who were not in the organization that were involved in mountain climbing.
Charlott on 24th June 2011 @ 6:00am
After looking through other Crag Rat photos, my best guess is Charlott is correct, and this is Bill Cochran-- wearing Fred Donnerberg's beret!
Arthur on 12th July 2015 @ 7:49pm