Historic Hood River
We run into the name Henry (H.L.) Howe often in Hood River records, mostly because he served as city recorder for many of its early years. This 1880 portrait apparently appeared in The Hood River Glacier with the caption, “No. 9– H.L. Howe, the Hood River Valley’s first clerk in E.L. Smith’s pioneer store, a first school teacher, now city recorder, who has served as state official of Ancient Order of United Workmen and Sons of Civil War Veterans, as he sat in a photographic studio in 1880.”
You can read a biography of Mr. Howe here.