Dresses were shorter in the '20's. But maybe not in Hood River? Fascinating to see all that sand on a steep shore and a rich shoreline in WA.
Lynne Holmes on 28th July 2016 @ 7:12am
Pictures of Koburg show swimming in a bay while these people are in the river, seems that this would be less safe with pre dam current. I wonder if this beach continued down to the Hood River and could be traversed that far.
Kenn on 28th July 2016 @ 7:21am
The river looks quite narrow in the picture. As a guess I would say it is late August and the water levels are quite low and thus the river quite narrow.
Longshot on 28th July 2016 @ 7:33am
River would be narrow and swift in this picture before dam, lost a lot of beach and trees when this section of the Columbia River became Lake Bonneville.
Kenn on 28th July 2016 @ 8:18am
No surprise that it looks like the wind is blowing.
Might be able to date the photo by the tower. Not sure when it went in.
Can anyone see a house or a flume on Burdoin?
L.E. on 28th July 2016 @ 9:07am
I double checked the angle to make sure this is the beach near Koberg and not where the HR Inn is today. Definitely Koberg, though the west end of Koberg away from Stanley Rock.
Arthur on 28th July 2016 @ 9:08am
@ L E - I spy a darker square figure / structure mid picture just above the slide ... And the road cut ithat appears on the hillside above to the left I suspect is visible current day.
Steve r on 28th July 2016 @ 5:12pm
The sand bank drops off so steeply, and so quickly. I agree with Longshot and guess late summer. Perhaps the cove by the resort was too low
I have heard that there was a flume carrying water from Burdoin to Strawberry Mountain for irrigation
L.E. on 28th July 2016 @ 10:36pm