I would think this would be a modelers dream picture. Is that a steam locomotive on the main line in the distance? Certainly my memory of Dee as a bustling community in the early 1950s.
Arlen Sheldrake on 7th April 2016 @ 7:59am
For some reason the place looks abandoned.
Dan on 7th April 2016 @ 8:02am
Boxcars under the trestle for loading at the mill. I believe the only reason for rails to cross the river was to join the Lolo Pass logging line. Some of the trestle still exists on the logging lines upper switchback..
Kenn on 7th April 2016 @ 8:03am
Wouldn't it be fun to put together a model of this scene. Even include the Lolo Pass line.
L.E. on 7th April 2016 @ 9:42am
Arlen is correct, there is a steam locomotive followed by several cars of logs at the depot.
Arthur on 7th April 2016 @ 1:48pm
A little check-dam on the East Fork......,Log on......!
James Holloway on 7th April 2016 @ 4:23pm
Looks like a lot of the buildings in this photo would have been quite vulnerable to flood damage.
Longshot on 7th April 2016 @ 10:15pm
From the April 5, 1917 Hood River Glacier page 7.
"With Ed Wolf, a veteran of a number of Northwestern logging camps, in charge of the crew of men, work was begun yesterday at the West Belmont lumber mill of A.A. Lausmann. The local concern will run to capacity throughout the season, cutting 30,000 feet per day.
The Dee plant of the Oregon Lumber Co. will run to capacity, cutting 100,000 feet daily."
L.E. on 11th April 2016 @ 3:29pm
What a beautiful setting. I wish it was still here.
Pavel on 12th April 2016 @ 10:32am