Dane Raworth Kemp was born in The Dalles and was a farmer in the Odell area. Marie, who was Laura Marie Lockman was from Nebraska.
It seems that Portland was quite the honeymoon destination. I suppose it had to do with fianances, that a lot of the young people in Hood River would not have had. Naturally there would have been all types of entertainment and restaurants, so it was probably a treat to go there.
charlott on 20th September 2013 @ 7:13am
Is that a realistic picture of the buildings in Portland at at that time?
I'm sure Portland would have been quite the event. A train ride, hotels, restaurants, shopping. Quite a change for the "farmer from east of the mountains."
l.e. on 20th September 2013 @ 8:07am
as a kid, Portland was a BIG trip for me to. getting to 12 mile corner meant that one was close.....not sure about that flying device.........
arlen sheldrake on 20th September 2013 @ 8:18am
There is a Kemp Family photo #295
I don't know if these two are featured in that photo.
Laura Marie Lockman Kemp lived to the age of 93. Dane Kemp passed away at 73. It appears that they had only two children. The son died at age 9 and the daughter at age 21.
l.e. on 20th September 2013 @ 10:38am
As a long-time Portlander, as well as an avid history buff, I can say with conviction that NONE of those buildings are recognizable. Only majestic Mt Hood seems real and even it has been gussied up. Terrific post card though!.
Jill Stanford on 20th September 2013 @ 4:09pm
In my childhood a trip to Portland was an all day excursion because down the old highway, up Crown Point on that narrow road (highway). Lots of ups and downs which took time. However, beautiful scenery. Always a trip in Portland to Montgomery Wards and a walk over across to the only building the Forestry Building, of the Exposition. That was VERY impressive to a child. Lunch in the cafeteria of Montgomery Wards, big affair, as farm kids didn't get to eat out, like they do today. Always trips down that river to go to Vaughn Street to what was called "The Old Apple Orchard" home of the Portland baseball team. Such memories...........
Charlott on 23rd September 2013 @ 7:30am
yes, Charlott, all trips to Portland had to include a stop at the "million dollar" restroom (as my father called it), in my case usually to puke after getting car sick from the curves and the back seat. I greatly appreciate the renovation and continued maintenance that it has received. We did most of our shopping at Sears with just a couple of visits to the old Forestry Building.
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd September 2013 @ 10:44am
I grew up a little closer to Portland, on the Washington side of the river, but my dad was always working and my mother didn't drive. So...once a year, just before school started, we would take the bus to the big city of Portland. My mother had gone to art school there, so she was familiar with downtown.
We caught our local bus, made a transfer in Vancouver, then across the bridge to the downtown bus station. We would get a locker in the bus station to store our shopping.
Lunch for me was in the white tablecloth restaurant of Meir and Frank. On the 12th floor I think.
What a treat!
l.e. on 23rd September 2013 @ 11:08am
I remember dressing up, wearing a little pair of white gloves and going to Meier and Frank with my great-aunt, as that was the only store she would shop at. Yes, we had lunch there also. Quite the treat. Even a dessert that didn't come out of Mama's oven.
Charlott on 23rd September 2013 @ 1:50pm
My Dad told me that the Vista House at Crown Point was the finest and most ex
pensive "out house" west of the Rockies. We had to use it on every trip to Portland.
Bill P. on 1st October 2013 @ 1:55pm