La Grande Group, Rabbits

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Dublin Core

Title

La Grande Group, Rabbits

Subject

Animals
Automobiles
Churches
Drunkenness
Fire stations
Hunting
Ministers of the gospel
Rabbits
Rifles
Snow
Winter
Bay, Frank
Benham, W. A.
Mackey, Claude
Weigle, Art
Zweifel, Nate

Description

"This picture is of (left to right) Art Weigle, Frank Bay, Nate Zweifel and Claude Mackey. The man in the background was a Presbyterian minister. The rabbits were for a feast to be held in the Foley Hotel. At the feast they boiled the rabbits until done, then poured champagne in the pots, then poured other types of liquor in. The feasters all got drunk from eating rabbit. This picture was taken in the winter of 1912 in La Grande, Oregon. Art Weigle died in 1945. Frank Bay was killed within a year after the picture was taken. Nate Zweifel now runs a plumbing shop in La Grande. Claude Mackey is now a retired postal clerk. This tale was told me by W.A. Benham, La Grande fire chief at the time of the picture. His fire station can be seen in the background at the left. The large building in the background is the Presbyterian Church."

Creator

Anonymous

Date

1912

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.15.00589

Spatial Coverage

La Grande, OR

Provenance

Art Weigle John Allery (a gunsmith in La Grande, OR) "John gave it to me November 29, 1947." Lawrence Floyd