Historic Hood River
Lenora Hunter, Postmistress
This fine photo of Lenora Hunter, Postmistress of Mosier, was taken in September of 1914, if we can believe the calendar on the wall. In fact, her Regulator clock with day indicator tells us it was 3:15PM on the 1st. You can be pretty sure someone who kept such a tidy post office tended to her calendar and clock.
Great details includes all the typical tools of the trade: scales, rubber stamps, and scissors, as well as mailboxes stuffed with letters and newspapers. I can see that some of the residents of Mosier subscribed to the Oregonian. I’m guessing some of the other boxes hold this issue of the Mosier Bulletin. When they read it they woud have learned of the death of Pope Pius X (“hastened by grief over Great War”), as well as the completion of the two mile road from Mosier to Mayerdale, “one of the finest driveways in the state.”