Herman Otto Kresse, was born in Wisconsin in 1888. Later, he became the Mayor of Hood River, Oregon during the Depression. He also opened Kresse Drug Company in downtown Hood River. He passed away in 1973. I saw the old Rexall Store logo and dated signage. With the morning sunshine against the wall, the old sign glowed. Kresse held up: The style of writing in the newspaper piece below is interesting despite the typos….

Herman Kresse Robbed


Herman Kresse c/o HistoricHoodRiver.com


Herman Kresse

Above two historical images of Herman Kresse courtesy of HistoricHoodRiver.com