Historic Hood River
Absolutely Everything Must Go!
This is object 91.013.003 from the museum archives. It is a hat which was purchased in the last hour of the last day of the Paris Fair, February 25, 1989. It is reported to be an $18 hat purchased for the bargain basement price of $1. The Paris Fair served Hood River residents for 88 years. It saw dramatic changes in fashion, finance and retail.
Did any of you get any of the bargains during the “Going Out of Business Sale” at the Paris Fair? I missed this sale, but did purchase some items from “Annz Panz” in that very same space on their last day, some twenty years later. They placed my purchase in a leftover “Paris Fair” bag.