Historic Hood River
What’s the Matter with Your Blooming Town Anyhow?
Here’s another fine letter from the city archive, this time from someone we know– Henry Langille, brother of Will Langille who we met at Cloud Cap Inn. Langille had been city recorder, and is now paying a tax assessment to the current city recorder. I think the entire letter is tongue in cheek.
It’s interesting he writes on Panama-Pacific Expo Company letterhead. He had recently moved to Palo Alto, according to the Glacier. In a sense he was returning home since he had attended Stanford University.
I was a little baffled by his last lines, but I had a hunch this might be Esperanto. Google translate verified my hunch, though I couldn’t translate it in its entirety. It says something like “Are you and your wife learning, or are you a scholar? Write Esperanto to me”