Historic Hood River
This is one of those situations where someone leaves some notes which might have made perfect sense at the time, but which are exceedingly mysterious today. This photo has a simple caption “Preparatory.” Preparatory to what? It has a companion photo which identifies the background building as “Hanum’s Homestead Inn” and makes mention of “the old log cabin house.” That leads me to think this group might be getting ready to build a log cabin, perhaps a ski lodge? The only thing I know for sure is the automobile is a 1926 Model T. I see various axes and saws, as well as a chain, so it’s possible they are about to convert the pile of partially processed logs in the back into a log cabin… or into fire wood? Does anyone know about the “log cabin house” at the Homestead Inn?
Tags: 1920s, automobile, Hannums, Homestead Inn, hotel, log cabin
This image was posted backed in 2012 and there is a good discussion with that posting. http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=261
Thanks for catching that duplication. I wondered what Charlott would have thought, and now we know!
We have some information sources now we didn't have 10 years ago. The car has plates registered to Percy Bucklin, who was one of the founders of the Crag Rats. While I can't be sure, the man in front of the car definitely resembles some later images of Bucklin. Oddly, the car is listed as a 1924 Chevrolet Touring car, which this is not– but perhaps he swapped plates when he bought this new Ford. I don't know what the laws were back then.
Bucklin's WWII draft card says he had a scar on the palm of his left hand. I can only wonder if this is the day he got that scar!