This postcard (posted 1911) shows what may be the first version of the Powerdale Dam which provided electricity to Hood River early last century. I'm still working on the chronology, but the first dam was built about 1904, replaced sometime in the 1910's, and then again in 1923-4, removed about 2010.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The final dam was upstream from this one, the construction track for it came down and south from the tail of the switchback and can still be walked.
Kenn on 15th December 2017 @ 9:02am
I stumbled apone a cemetery old from the 1800s kids died from small pox and Yankees burried there. I can lead anyone there but it is not listed on any historic data. It's in hoodriver. Close to country club road. Call me @ 1509-901-7645.
Chris on 15th December 2017 @ 11:28pm
If the cemetery is down by the freeway on a knoll it is the Irving or Frankton cemetery. See Findagrave.com Irving Cemetery listings. Quite a few of the bodies have been removed from the cemetery, so there are only a few headstones.
Jeffrey Bryant on 16th December 2017 @ 5:31am
I knew the roadway in the area of the dam looked railroad'ish, especially the bridge over Neal Creek (which I think is much newer, but still has a railroad appearance to it), guess it was.
Longshot on 17th December 2017 @ 3:55pm