I would guess a beacon of some sort.....
Charlott on 17th August 2015 @ 7:00am
Aerial navigation aid??
Buzz on 17th August 2015 @ 7:13am
Looks like a cleared runway
Rawhyde on 17th August 2015 @ 7:56am
Wonder if these beacons replaced the rotating towers.
In searching for this I see the Meacham rotating tower site still has the tower base with concrete arrow pointing toward Pendleton.
Kenn on 17th August 2015 @ 8:52am
The Hood River County Historical Museum moved it's beacon to W.A.M.M.
Check it out.
judy on 17th August 2015 @ 9:19am
Could be a range light for the river.
Jerry on 17th August 2015 @ 9:53am
It doesn't look like a weather station, but some kind of station must have reported the state's all time record cold at Meacham.
This is a bit off of the topic, unless that thing was at the train station at Meacham. A few days ago there was a photo of the Bonneville area and I read about Grandma Munra and her famous restaurants for the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. They moved her from Bonneville to Meacham where she established another famous eating house.
She died before Alva Day had a chance to eat there.
L.E. on 17th August 2015 @ 11:07am
There was an Airmail Beacon Light at Meacham, used by the Postal Service in the 1920's.
L.E. on 17th August 2015 @ 11:34am
But there are ponderosa trees all around it looks like, and that would impede the view, unless it was a river beacon.
nels on 17th August 2015 @ 12:05pm
LE, there is still a weather station where the Meacham airmail beacon once existed just east of Meacham. The light generator base remains with the concrete direction arrow pointing west to Emigrant Hill and Pendleton, it shows on acmemapper2.1 aerials, topos and maps..
Kenn on 18th August 2015 @ 2:22pm
Kenn, the photos I have found of those airmail beacons show the light up on a tall tower.
L.E. on 18th August 2015 @ 9:31pm