Historic Hood River
Robert Rand Home
This is identified as “Home of Robert Rand, who crossed the plains in 1859. West of city.”
Robert Rand owned the Wau Gwin Gwin Hotel, which was replaced with the Columbia Gorge Hotel. This story of his crossing the plains in 1859 is worth a read. The story is told in three parts, so you’ll have to follow the links to the two succeeding issues of The Hood River Glacier.
You can also read the Delia Coon biography of Rand here.