Historic Hood River
Martha L. Hjaltalin on Courthouse Lawn
Notes indicate the woman on the right is Martha L. Nealeigh Hjaltalin on the courthouse lawn, circa 1918. The automobiles seem to be from that era. If the “L” stands for Lillian, this would be the mother of longtime museum volunteer and board member Nellie Hjaltalin, who passed away in 2017.
The Kelly Hardware Building is still on the corner of 3rd and State. The wood frame building on the other side of 3rd has an advertisement for “Can’t Bust Em Overalls.” You can see a similar billboard and learn about the overalls here.