Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Mosier Valley Bank, Mosier, Oregon"
Includes ... Mosier Valley Bank ... Mosier ... Mosier Valley Post Office ...
Image, 2011, Mosier, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mosier Valley Post Office, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken May 4, 2011.

The Mosier Post Office was established in 1884. It first occupied a small building near the railroad depot until it bounced from home to home. In 1929 it moved to its current location, a building which was once Mosier's bank building.



Mosier Valley Bank ...
The Mosier Valley Bank was organized in 1909. It moved into a stately new brick building in 1914, today the location of the Mosier Valley Post Office.
"MOSIER, Or., July 4. -- (Special.) -- Organization of the Mosier Valley Bank has been completed and the institution will be open for business Tuesday, July 6. The temporary quarters of the bank will be in a store which has been vacated for the purpose, and fixtures and a burglar-proof safe are now being installed." ["Morning Oregonian", July 6, 1909, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon LIbraries, 2017]

"Building ... is booming in Mosier this Summer. Three new buildings are rising, one of which is a brick structure, the new home of the Mosier Bank." ["Sunday Oregonian", August 30, 1914, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017]

1913 Bank Robbery ...
BELIEVE THEY HAVE MOSIER ROBBERS

"Sheriff Levi Chrisman of Wasco county left the last of the week for Huntington to bring back William Clark, alias "Postoffice Whitey," and Ed Gagnier, alias "Manitoba Frenchy," who are wanted for attempting to rob the Mosier Valley bank at Mosier on the night of March 28, the two men having been arrested by the city marshal of Huntington yesterday on advice of Sheriff Chrisman.

On the morning of March 29, the cashier of the Mosier bank discovered an attempt had been made to rob the bank, the vault door having been blown off. It fell, however, in such a way as to block the entrance to the safe and they were unable to secure anything. Sheriff Chrisman was notified and on going to Mosier ascertained that one A.B. Schoonover had purchased a drill of a local dealer that fitted the hole in the vault door. The sheriff arrested Schoonover, who has been living in Mosier the past winter, and soon had a confession that he was implicated in the attempted robbery, and he also gave a fairly good description of his alleged accomplices, Clark and Gagnier. With these descriptions the sheriff took up the chase, and succeeded in locating his men at Huntington. Both Clark and Gagnier have served time at Fargo, N.D., their numbers being 1475 and 1476 respectively."


Source:    "The Hood River News", April 16, 1913, Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.


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Image, 2017, Mosier, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mosier Valley Post Office, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.

The Mosier Post Office was established in 1884. It first occupied a small building near the railroad depot until it bounced from home to home. In 1929 it moved to its current location, a building which was once Mosier's bank building.



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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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