The History Museum of Hood River County
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Whatever happened to “The Jitney” which we saw yesterday? This 1993 image may offer a clue. Do you recognize this location? I tried to track this down a couple of years ago but didn’t succeed.
27th May 2022 @ 07:02 AM
Parkdale Grange……end of the line for MHRR.
Arlen L Sheldrake
27th May 2022 @ 09:11 AM
is this the one now in downtown Sheridan?
27th May 2022 @ 11:09 AM
Is this the same critter?
27th May 2022 @ 11:53 AM
This keeps getting more complicated. If I’m reading Melody’s link correctly, it sounds like the jitney in this image may be the one which was on loan to the MHRR for some time. We have a couple of pictures of variations on this theme which seem to be in service on the MHRR long ago or in their wrecking yard. But I think Melody and Dale have figured out that this photo is of a loaned car on display at the end of the MHRR in Parkdale in the 1990s.
27th May 2022 @ 12:50 PM
Dale’s clue about it being in Parkdale, and Arlen’s clue that it might be the one in Sheridan, led me to google "Sheridan, Oregon rail car" and the page linked above came up, with a reference to it being in Parkdale in the 90s. I thought I’d try my hand at group mystery solving, and it was FUN!
27th May 2022 @ 01:36 PM
Adding more than probably anyone wants to know, the name Kinzua caught my attention and I found more about the lumber company at https://crookcountyhistorycenter.org/2014/08/kinzua-a-logging-company-owned-community/Having been born in Heppner, we occasionally return to visit relatives and some years ago would pass the new to me Kinzua Lumber Mill that always seemed out of place in this treeless landscape and then eventually it was gone. I’m still intrigued by yesterday’s photo and thanks for everyone’s sleuthing.
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