This image from a Davidson descendant is labelled "Strawberry House." Not quite as fancy as the apple packing houses we have seen, but I suppose it provided temporary storage during the strawberry harvest. Strawberries were an early "cash crop" in Hood River as the could reach the Portland market by river steamer while they were still fresh.
Not a very happy looking crew. Is that a flume in the distance on the right hand side?
Marilyn on 23rd January 2019 @ 8:35am
Good catch, Marilyn. That's definitely a flume running through the field parallel with a drainage. I can't tell if it's a lumber flume or irrigation.
Arthur on 23rd January 2019 @ 9:13am
Anyone know where this is? West side somewhere?
Ben on 23rd January 2019 @ 9:41am
I think some of us have agreed here previously, that we are not fond of picking strawberries, especially in the hot sun.
Looking at those women in their heavy dresses, makes me think bleh!
I assume that is an irrigation flume they are sitting on?
L.E. on 23rd January 2019 @ 1:43pm
picking strawberrys as a kid taught be a HIGHLY valuable lesson....stoop labor was NOT my calling....so I agree will all the folk pictured
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd January 2019 @ 4:44pm
I am guessing these people don't head for the CrossFit gym when they get off work.
L.E. on 23rd January 2019 @ 9:38pm