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In keeping with the History Museum’s mission of preserving and telling the stories of former Hood River County citizens, Cemetery Tales will once again take place in Hood River’s Idlewilde Cemetery on Sept. 20-22.“The hearts and souls of this year’s selected Idlewilde residents will come ali…

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Slowly emerging out of a once stark gray concrete wall is a striking image of the valley fruit industry. It appeared overnight in a soft, sky blue sketch, barely visible to the passer by. 

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1919 — 100 years agoFor several days last week, a gasoline famine prevailed in Hood River, owing to the non-arrival of a consignment that had been expected early in the week. The first garage to suspend the sale of gasoline was the Hood River Garage, and one by one other garages had to admit…

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Summer time, and the living may be easy, but driving through some of the West’s most scenic routes isn’t easy at all — it’s congested!  Thank goodness for drives like the 171-mile long Oregon Outback Scenic Byway, described on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s website as “Solitude aw…

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Keep your eyes open as you pass through Odell throughout the month of August. The west side of the new cold storage building at Diamond Central will be transformed from a blank gray slate to a vibrant mural depicting the history of the fruit industry in Hood River Valley. 

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1919 — 100 years agoOrchardists of the Parkdale district are to meet in McIsaacs hall on Saturday to consider ways and means of securing a packing house for the use of growers in that section. In the past, orchardists in the Parkdale section have had the use of the Apple Growers’ Association…

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1919 — 100 years ago“To be or not to be” is the question that many users of the highway are asking anent the report that no traffic will be permitted between Hood River and Cascade Locks while paving is in progress. The various authorities who should know have been interrogated, but the resu…

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“Retired” is an interesting concept. I retired figuratively from my job with the county in 2015 due in part to budget cuts at the state level that no longer funded staff for the Commission on Children and Families. I was also 65. I could draw social security and receive Medicare for most of …

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Did you know that eggplants have gender? (Females have more seeds than males.) That you can tell if an avocado is good or not by peeking under its stem? (Green is good. If it’s brown, it’s too old.) That you should only store mushrooms in a paper sack? (They get sweaty in plastic — don’t we all?) 

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The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum hosts its eighth annual Traffic Jam fundraiser on Saturday, July 13. Admission will be $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

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1919 — 100 years agoWith the close of business on June 30, all post offices throughout the United States were ordered to discontinue the sale of 2-cent postal cards and 3-cent stamped envelopes, and at the same time postmasters were ordered to redeem such postcards and stamped envelopes if t…

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On June 8, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the European D-Day invasion during World War II.

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The Central Gorge Master Gardener Association will hold a celebration on May 17 at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Heritage Garden at 2990 Experiment Station Drive in Hood River.

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At the age of 47, I decided that I should go back to school to become a classroom teacher.  My classes at Lewis & Clark were thought provoking and often challenging. Most of all, they exposed me to the art of teaching creatively. I had wonderful instructors who opened my eyes. I played w…

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1919 — 100 years agoA company has recently been incorporated in this city under the name of Hood River Fuel Company, the owners of which are T.G. Frohn, C.D. Nickelsen and Nelson Emery, all old residents of the county. The company will handle a general line of fuel, consisting of wood, coal …

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1919 — 100 years agoAn important orchard sale was negotiated during the past week and is now completed, the 20-acre highly developed orchard tract of Charles Somervell at Pine Grove having been purchased by Jakku Bros. and M.A. Udelius. This orchard is one of the best-known tracts in the val…

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For years, March has been one of the most celebrated months in the Yasui household thanks to multiple birthdays, including Grandpa Flip and three granddaughters, Kendra, Rayla and MacKenzie. This usually means a birthday dinner at Meema’s with a menu of the celebrant’s choosing.

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My name is Audrey Schlemmer. I am a junior at Hood River Valley High School and last summer and the first semester of 11th grade I interned under Dr. Lynn Orr, director of the The History Museum of Hood River County.

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1919 — 100 years agoThe lower section of Mosier hill, extended for about 300 feet above the bridge, was closed to traffic last Thursday, and will remain closed for at least two months. It is expected that in the near future, heavy blasts will be fired along this section and immediately after…

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1919 — 100 years agoThe interest in bowling, which has been very great during the past two or three months, has culminated in the formation of the Hood River Duck Pin League, composed of six teams, which start a series of 90 games at the Pat Lindsay alleys this (Tuesday) evening, a handsome …

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1919 — 100 years agoR.A. Collins, one of the prominent ranchers of the Dee section, who was in town last Saturday, says the price of land in that locality, which he declares is the best in the county, is very satisfactory. The Zibe Dimmick place of 28 and a half acres, he reports, located on…

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1919 — 100 years agoUnder the direction of Superintendent McDougall, work on the Hood River-Mosier section of the Columbia highway is at last getting underway in earnest, having been delayed by the bad weather. About 25 men are working on the Hood River end, just east of the bridge, and a st…

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1919 — 100 years agoThe city council Monday evening decided to open up a street to the Underwood ferry landing, which will be known as Hood street and River street. It starts just across from the railroad tracks, opposite the depot, and will be 80 feet in width. The viewers for the street re…

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