We haven't had a Monday mystery for a while, so here's an extra hard one. I was walking someplace in Hood River when I stumbled (literally) on this broken sidewalk with a set of 100 year old child's hand prints. Do you know where this is? Hint: it's a very appropriate location.
Extra credit if you can identify the child.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I think it is right near the library
charlott on 14th July 2014 @ 7:00am
I think it is near where Park Street School used to be (now the children's park).
Judy on 14th July 2014 @ 9:26am
Two excellent guesses, but no...
Arthur on 14th July 2014 @ 10:30am
Bright Beginnings church?
P.A on 14th July 2014 @ 2:22pm
I'll leave this one open a few days, with a hint: I know the hand print is >100 years old because the sidewalk has a date stamped on it by the workmen.
Arthur on 14th July 2014 @ 9:34pm
The 100 year old sidewalk sounds like State Street or Oak Street.
Jeffrey Bryant on 15th July 2014 @ 2:54am
Actually, the old neighborhoods on May, Montello and Prospect have 100-year-old sidewalks as well. I know of some footprints that are nearly 50 years old on the corner of 4th and May. They're barely visible now; you wouldn't know they were footprints unless you'd seen them back in the 70s.
Melody Shellman on 15th July 2014 @ 9:14am
Melody is onto something...
Arthur on 15th July 2014 @ 9:31am
One hint is Arthur's classification of "downtown" for this picture.t
Norma on 15th July 2014 @ 2:07pm
I think i have seen this by the old catholic church lot on montello and 4th or maybe between montello and prospect on 4th
BOB on 15th July 2014 @ 3:19pm
I'm going to throw out a couple of guesses on the child.
Herbert Scobee or Malcolm Kresse?
l.e. on 16th July 2014 @ 8:33am
The old Catholic church was on 7th and Prospect.
Melody Shellman on 16th July 2014 @ 9:10am
Actually, the front door of the old Catholic Church was on 6th and Montello. I walked by it every day I went to school for 5 years.
Norma on 16th July 2014 @ 4:40pm
the Church was on 7th and Montello there is no 6th and Montello
Jim Gray on 16th July 2014 @ 4:58pm
Whatever the address, PLEASE tell us, Arthur!, where are these handprints?
Judy on 17th July 2014 @ 9:43am
OK, Judy: Go to the front of the May Street School, cross the street, and line yourself up with the flagpole. You'll be within a foot of the prints.
The Heights sidewalks are full of history like this. While you're at it, check out the inscription on the bell at the school entrance.
Arthur on 17th July 2014 @ 10:01am
Also there is a nice "plaque" at the base of the flagpole @ the HR Middle School, meander by & take a read.
Judy on 17th July 2014 @ 11:11am
How about the horse tie rings still on affixed in the curb at state and ninth in front of the church.
Mike Childs on 2nd November 2019 @ 7:24pm