January 30, 2016
Mike Keith, Terray Harmon, LaVerna Harmier, Laurel Slatt and Casey Roberts contributed to this report.
Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 4 by 5-inch black and white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. The information on the envelope reads, “Stadelmann-Bonn Hardware Company, toy section, Dec. 1, 1954.
Several of those responding gave the location as being in the building now occupied by Hamptons Furniture, downtown The Dalles. LaVerna Harmier and Laurel Slatt said Williams ID was also formerly at that location.
Although it was a called a hardware store, Terray Harmon said it was really a mercantile. “They had everything in there, toys clothes, everything.”