Nice picture of them putting the finishing touches on "The Tire Shop" but I can't figure out where it is. The Glacier has a shop of this name variously at 4th and Oak, 2nd and Oak, and 3rd and Cascade, but they were not the dealers for Diamond Tires. The Diamond Tires dealer was Tip-Top Motors, variously 1/2 mile or 1 mile west of town. Or it could be "The Heights Tire Shop". Or maybe this isn't even Hood River.
[Ed. note: The man in the police uniform is E.S. Olinger, who was longtime constable in Hood River. I can match his face with an image of Olinger driving the stagecoach to Cloud Cap. I can find newspaper references to Olinger as constable as early as 1881 and as late as 1922.]
Can't help on the tire shop, but may I be the first to remind all the esteemed viewers of this site, that tomorrow is Alva Day Day! Maybe the weather next year will be more amenable to a get-together!
spinsur on 14th November 2014 @ 7:24am
Red side walls....a new one for me. Nice uniforms, bet the signs cost some $$.
Arlen Sheldrake on 14th November 2014 @ 8:17am
Hmmm, a street address of 1200, a uniformed policeman, these could be clues..
Ranger on 14th November 2014 @ 9:50am
I am going to add this link here because there is so much interesting information about autos and traveling in the area.
It is the July 25, 1915 Sunday Oregonian.
The 6th and Oak Tire advertisement is for Portland.
l.e. on 14th November 2014 @ 11:13am
Did Hood River police ever wear the British Bobbie style hat/helmet?
nels on 14th November 2014 @ 5:58pm
Excellent question @nels. The first issue of the Glacier (1889) list E.S. Olinger as the town constable (Hood River was not yet a city). We have one photo of Olinger driving the stage coach at Cloud Cap, and I have no doubt it's the same man. This strongly ties this image to Hood River.
Arthur on 22nd November 2014 @ 6:10pm
The Hood River News, July 3, 1912, page 8
H. R. Field of the Tire Shop announces that on account of the increasing business he has moved from 413 Oak Street to the basement of the Hood River Banking & Trust building, where he will do vulcanizing and all kinds of tire repairing.
Jeffrey Bryant on 10th October 2017 @ 4:07am