Historic Hood River
Dr. M. E. Welch
This is a great portrait of Dr. M. E. Welch, who was Hood River County’s veterinarian in early twentieth century. We previously saw his 1925 funeral procession. You can read there about his friendship with Buffalo Bill and Robert Louis Stevenson.
I read about a 1918 inventory of dairy cows he conducted. He concluded there were twice as many automobiles and trucks in the county (700) as dairy cows (350). I think I would have enjoyed talking with him.