Historic Hood River
The demand for material to make munitions led communities across the country to hold scrap drives to gather whatever metals or rubber they could find. Readers may remember I am still looking for evidence of what happened to the supposed Civil War cannon which used to be at our county courthouse. We know it was fired every July 4th into the early twentieth century, until the GAR member who could safely fire the weapon was no longer available. My best guess is it wound up in one of these drives. Perhaps it’s at the bottom of that pile?
That’s Percy Laraway looking through the scrap trying to identify objects which could be repaired instead of being scrapped. You may remember him posing in the orchard many years before.