This view of the Hood River flouring mill was from a booklet which dates from around 1910. According to the 1909 Sanborn map it was along the railroad siding just west of the vinegar factory, between 7th and 8th streets. It was powered by the waterline from the reservoir at what is now Wilson Park which also powered the refrigeration at the various AGA facilities.
The mill had a capacity of 125 bbl/day. Sanborn lists the machinery as: 6 double stands of rolls, 1 single stand. 1 flour packer, 1 feed packer, 1 Buhr, 1 receiving separator. 2 purifiers, 1 dust collector, 1 flour reel, 1 cockle machine, 1 scouring machine. 2 sifters, 6 flour reels, 2 scouring machines. Across the street to the south was a "boiler used for steaming barley."
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
It is neat to see all the elements that went into making a town of that era fairly. self sufficient. Oh the days before modern transport as now so much of our foods and supplies come from countries sited all around the world.
Longshot on 6th May 2015 @ 8:31am
Looks like a very large home up on the hill behind the trees. Do you think it is still there?
I thought bbl would be a bushel measurement, but it is evidently a barrel measurement.
L.E. on 6th May 2015 @ 10:39am
From the 1907 American Miller and Processor:
"T.W. Thompson was recently elected president of the Hood River Milling Company at Hood River, Ore: R.D. Homewood was chosen vice-president and G.J. Gessling, secretary-treasurer and manager."
L.E. on 6th May 2015 @ 6:03pm
The Hood River Milling Co. stockholders voted to dissolve the company June 31, 1911.
Jeffrey Bryant on 6th April 2016 @ 8:08pm