Historic Hood River
Homer Yasui sent me this image last year. It shows Arline Moore and Sherman Burgoyne viewing the “Honor Role” at the County Courthouse (Butler Bank Building) shortly after World War II. Moore and Burgoyne led the effort to restore the names of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry to the roles. They had been removed by the American Legion in 1944 as part of a move to discourage Japanese Americans from returning to Hood River.
Arline Moore owned Moore Electric. Sherman Burgoyne was a Methodist minister. As a result of his advocacy he was transferred to a church in tiny Shedd Oregon. Eventually his contributions were nationally recognized.
“Blue Montana Skies” (on marquee in background) was a 1939 Hollywood release, but it probably was in the theater after the war since Hollywood production was severely limited during he war.