Albert Kollas posed his group in the parking area at Multnomah Falls on June 7, 1916. It may have been the scheduled date for dedicating the highway, but the road road paving wasn't complete. The cars are very dusty, and you can even see where people have been using their hands to clear a spot on the windshield.
Note the Hood River contingent is parked next to a car from the Dalles. I'll bet they made the journey together. With these finicky machines it was always a good idea to travel with friends.
As I looked at this photo, I thought of the dramatic, "never going back" changes that the Gorge area experienced in less than 40 years. Railroads, automobiles, airplanes, electricity
L.E. on 6th August 2018 @ 7:43am
Imagine holding on to your latte driving down those roads; no cup holder!
Roger Sheldrake on 6th August 2018 @ 12:18pm
On a hunch I checked the HR Glacier for June 15. Describing those from Odell present at the highway dedication, it says, "Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emery, Jerry Christner and Albert Kollas. The latter secured some good pictures of the highway at points along the way. as well as at the principal place of interest for the day."
Arthur on 6th August 2018 @ 2:50pm