Has anyone read "Kid on the River" by Dean Nichols?
I just ordered it and I am looking forward to reading it.
"....The waters of the Columbia started seeping into the kid's and his younger brother's veins almost as soon as they started school. Their dad had moved the family to a little house on the approach to the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge..."
L.E. on 16th March 2018 @ 7:41am
Remember when 13th Street on the Heights was a tree-lined shady residential street? The next Community Conversation will be held Monday, March 26, at 2 pm at the museum. All are invited to share memories of people and places on the Heights as well as those just interested in Hood River history.
cg on 16th March 2018 @ 7:59am
Very, very cool picture.
Kyle on 16th March 2018 @ 9:18am
That appears to be a view looking out the big door, down the ways toward the river. I used to help launch with my Caterpillar. They did a half launch routinely. Half of a 300 foot barge was built inside the building. When it was structurally finished, it was eased down the ways and stopped when it was just out the door. Then the remaining half of the barge was built inside the building, onto the first half. When both halves were complete, the first half was filled with a calculated amount of water so the long barge would not break in two when it started to float, and all would be pushed down the ways and into the river. A tug boat would catch the barge and move it to the fitting dock for completion. It appears that we are looking along the side of a finished hull, half outside and half inside, probably doing the final work prep for a launch. But I wasn't pushing them in 1973 yet. I got to that at a later time.
J.E. Sheppard on 24th March 2018 @ 7:31pm