Burnette and Edna Duncan (photos from ancestry.com)

I was looking at a 1913 map of Glenwood, and noticed large parcels of land down Lake Rd., by C&H Shop, owned by a B.E. Duncan.
Burnette Erwin Duncan was born in 1879 in Iowa. As a young single man in 1900 he was living in Hood River. In 1907 he married Edna Brown and they had a daughter Dorothy. In 1910 he is involved with buying and selling real estate. In 1911, on a duck hunting trip, he discovers Camas Prairie and by August The Hood River newspaper reports that B.E. Duncan and N.W. Bone accompanied by several other men made a trip to Camas Prairie to investigate the practicability of plowing the prairie land. They plan on plowing a tract of about 2000 acres.
In June of 1913, the newspaper reports that "Mr. And Mrs. Burnette E. Duncan and little daughter Dorothy will go to Camas Prairie in northwestern Klickitat county where they will spend the summer. Mr. Duncan has large holdings there that he desires to look after."
I don't know where they lived while here in the Glenwood Valley. I suspect the mosquitoes were terrible, and the land not as productive as he hoped.
Mrs. O.P. Kreps refers to the Duncan Ranch in her 1917 history.

By 1920 the family is living in Idaho, but later moves back to Hood River. Burnette passed away in 1949 and Edna in 1964. Their daughter Dorothy married Herbert Davenport Lewis.

In the 1934 map, the land is no longer in the Duncan name.

1913 Map

1934 Map

Hood River men visit Camas Valley. Thanks to Jeffrey Elmer for the article.

Mrs. O.P. Kreps history: Thanks to Jeffrey Elmer


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