Historic Hood River
Oregon National Guard, 1898
This is part of a series of photos showing an encampment of troops at Hood River in 1898 during the Spanish American War. This parade includes a band with the initials “ONG” on the drum, so I’m guessing these were Oregon National Guard troops being called for service in the Philippines. Hopefully some of you can fill us in on the involvement of local troops in this war.
These troops are marching west on Oak Street passing the post office and livery on first street, seen from the same vantage point as this image. I think they are carrying their bedrolls.