Historic Hood River
This is a nice image to follow yesterday’s 1866 view of Samuel Blythe. Here we see him almost 30 years later, settled down as a family man in Hood River. This 1894 Blythe family portrait was taken in front of their house on Cascade. According to the notes on the photo, he purchased a small tract of 22 acres in 1877 while still a resident of Portland. In March 1878 they removed to Hood River and built this house. This was before the OR&N railroad was completed, so all travel was by riverboat.