Historic Hood River
It’s always a treat when we learn the names of the everyday people who who built the major works around us. We know most of the men in this image described as “the Vermont stonecutters used to break the great blocks of marble accurately.” The blocks were used to build the Cascade Locks. While the locks were only used for three and a half decades, they played a major role in the transformation of river commerce.
The men, left to right, are: Julius J. Carlson, Andy Vanstrom, Carl Carlson, Otto Schmidt (with dog), Thad Glazier, Charley Gray (in front marked X), George Glazier (seated behind Mr. Gray), Dave Merrill (next to George Glazier), Lawrence Peterson, Merl Yettick, Swan Peterson, ?, ?, ?, ?, J.F. Hendrick (Standing, far right).