Historic Hood River
This W. F. Laraway image from the inside of the tent at the Horticultural Fair shows the work of J & F Sealy of the Brink Haven Orchard. I found a 1920 obituary for Francis Sealy. Mr. Sealy was born in Ireland in 1861, coming to Portland at age 21. He worked as a tea inspector in Portland before coming to Hood River.
We saw the outside of this tent previously. These fairs were held every other year starting in the 1890’s. I believe they were replaced by the county fair.