There's a pretty good traffic jam as local orchardists wait to deliver their apple harvest at the Davidson Fruit Company in 1910. The Heilbronner Building was under construction in this W.D. Rogers image.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
What a mess that would have been, sitting there waiting for your turn. Hopefully they didn't have to try and turn their team and wagon around down there, but could go around and up another street. I would think the more rain on that downhill street the muddier and messy it would have become.
I bet that bakery down the way did a nice business while those orchardists sat there waiting their turn to unload. I like the man just chilling out there while they wait.
I know that my great-grandfather would have been mixed up in this during harvest. I have a photo of my great-uncle with the team and a load of fruit taken on East Side Rd.
Charlott on 18th December 2014 @ 7:04am
Ahhh, I see that even in 1910, Hood River streets were congested.
What a great HR photo! The Apple Boom is in progress! Teams, and wagons with wooden wheels and an automobile. Streets are not paved, but sidewalks and power are in and an old Oak tree.
The bakery is where the Columbia Arts Center now sits??
l.e. on 18th December 2014 @ 7:38am
What! No parking meters or kiosks?
Judy on 18th December 2014 @ 9:34am
Think of the poor guys who unloaded the boxes. Wonder if they unpacked, sorted, and then repacked before loading on a train? Have a feeling the driver is taking a stretch from the jarring of the back side as they came down from the orchards.
nels on 18th December 2014 @ 10:25am
I think it is quite probable that whoever drove that team of fruit down there unloaded them, maybe Davidson's had some helpers in that department. I know when I was little and we hauled fruit my Dad unloaded what he took, with no help and that was boxes also.
Charlott on 18th December 2014 @ 4:32pm
My dad built Hood River apple boxes and mom and him packed them in early thirties when i was born. We even had an apple tree in our yard at 711 Columbia st. We had some paved roads and trucks by then.
Cliff McArthur on 7th April 2015 @ 9:21pm