Historic Hood River
Hail to the Chief
You’ve probably figured out this isn’t Hood River, but it’s a good “Presidents’ Day” post. This spectacular image of Teddy Roosevelt’s 1903 visit to Portland made its way into the photo album of a Hood River resident. The Oregonian covered this visit in detail.
The horses, the carriage, the police carrying a cordon, the weather, the President’s tipped hat all match the detail of this May 1903 visit. But there’s one problem: several of the flags have 48 stars. In 1903 there were only 45 states, as Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico had not yet achieved statehood. What’s going on?
I’ll give you a hint– it had to do with recent history (in 1903)
For the bonus round: Where are we on the parade route?