The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., March 1, 1906, page 7


     Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Smith in Hood River. Just previous to his coming here Mr. Smith was living at Olympia on the Sound, where he had a fine residence. The climate there was unfavorable to his health, and he was advised by physicians to leave. In looking around for a more healthy climate he decided to come to Hood River, where he has since remained an where it has evidently agreed with him, for we know of no more vigorous citizen in the community, both mentally and physically, than Mr. Smith.
     As a government surveyor, Mr. Smith had associated with him at that time Geo. P. Crowell, and is probably as familiar with the topography of western Oregon and the state in general as any man in it and as well known. He has seen many changes in his long residence here and has probably been more instrumental in making the fame of Hood River known to the outside world than any of its citizens. He has brought honor to himself and his home town and the best wishes of his friends and go with him that he may live to see another thirtieth anniversary in the state of Oregon.

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