Another postcard from Earl Bartmess to his wife, and another fine image. This is the Oregon Washington Rail and Navigation Company depot at Hood River, with a good view of the water tank for the steam engines, as well as the Davidson Fruit Company warehouse and the Hotel Oregon in the background.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
My great grand parents and my grandmother arrived in Hood River on a train in 1903
DanK on 19th September 2014 @ 7:14am
Both the station and the water tower look new.
The station was built in 1911?
You would have to be someone whoreally liked trains to keep track of the history of Hood River's different train tracks and train stations.
l.e. on 19th September 2014 @ 7:20am
a real classic view.....GREAT that HR retains and maintains this historic structure. a whole lot of history has passed through. fondly remember getting a ice cream and driving down to this station to watch trains....a favorite father past time and cheap entertainment.
Arlen Sheldrake on 19th September 2014 @ 8:32am
What happened to the Kier's Drugstore picture?! I went to show it to a knowledgeable person and it was GONE!
nels on 19th September 2014 @ 1:31pm
My grandfather, all his friends and eventually his wife all arrived by train too. 1912-1914. Then his parents - every summer until they died in the early '40s.
Jill on 19th September 2014 @ 3:19pm
nels, we haven't removed any pictures. Tell me a little more about the picture you're looking for and I'll find it.
Arthur on 19th September 2014 @ 7:07pm
The drugstore picture that was identified as probably being Keir's.
nels on 19th September 2014 @ 7:55pm
In the late 60's my family boarded a train fom this station to Ohio. They let one of my sons flag down the train. He was so thrilled when the train actually stopped! I think Bryce Nebeker was depot manager at the time
Judy on 19th September 2014 @ 11:09pm
I woke up this morning wondering what the HHR photo would be for the day.
Then, I remembered it is Saturday. No photo.
That means this photo was Fun Friday.
So, I laid in bed thinking about this very much posed and sterile photo. Not even a woman in a long dress waiting for the train.
Then I remembered this Alva Day photo at the train station.
Such a hub of activity.
And then I thought of this series of Alva Day photos at the train station.
A very subdued sort of activity.
If only there was a button on the side wall of the train station, that you could push, and the train station would talk to you, telling you all about the different scenes of activity it has witnessed through the years.
l.e. on 20th September 2014 @ 7:58am
l.e. what a wonderful idea! And why not havethat on many other delightful places in Hood RIver? The original Carnegie Library, the bank,, Rialto, the Japanese store where the Yasui Building is now - in the honor. And many more places.
nels on 20th September 2014 @ 4:19pm
In 1943 during the war my Mom took me with her to meet my Kansas grandparents for the first time. The train cars, were nothing but converted box cars, as actual coaches were in such demand with troops being moved back and forth. Not much fun traveling with a year old, but the soldiers, many who were leaving their own little ones behind gladly entertained me the entire trip she said.
Charlott on 22nd September 2014 @ 10:19am
This is wonderful, and such a coincidence. I found yesterday a little snippet of newspaper, from the Hood River News, I think, no name or date. I know this is about, grandmother, Wanda Dale Roberts-Scearce. She went by Dale., and she was in high school, when this happened, which means some time between 1917-1921, I believe. Here is the short clipping:
TALK ABOUT FUN AND GAMES
around Hood River some time back!
Dale Scearce, admits that a group of high school girls, herself included, amused themselves on Sunday nights boarding the passenger train as it paused at the station.
The object was to see how many cars they could scurry through before the train started up. The Hood River stop was very brief; two cars was the best they could do.
None of the girls ever took an unscheduled, unticketed ride to the next station but oh, if their parents had caught them at their game!
Lesa on 26th September 2014 @ 12:13pm
I know this isn't related to trains or the station, but in that same bunch of papers, I found a reference to Dale moving from Mosier, to Hood River, and going to live in the, "Shoemaker Flats." Tho this is circa 1925. Is this a reference to the apartments, that used to be on Sherman and 9th, but is now the parking lot behind the Immanuel Lutheran Church? If not, does anyone have a clue, where this was? I can't find any reference.
Lesa on 26th September 2014 @ 12:26pm