Historic Hood River
Driving the Last Spike
According to the caption and notes on the reverse, this is Leslie Butler driving the last spike in the Hood River- White Salmon Interstate Bridge on December 6, 1924. Mr. Butler was the senior member of the Butler Bank Company. It must have been a special year for him, as he also got to open the Butler Bank Building on Oak Street that same year. Bad times were just a few years ahead, as the bank succumbed to the Great Depression in 1932.