This Gifford photogravure captures the confluence of the Hood River and the Columbia as well as the White Salmon and the Columbia. You can see the old wagon bridge and railroad bridge as well as the Mt. Hood Railroad tracks as they leave the city. I believe this is taken from the Heights, probably the east end of Prospect Street.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
What a view!!
L.E. on 25th June 2019 @ 8:09am
Kyle on 25th June 2019 @ 11:56am
I have been to the east end of Prospect Street many times. The view of the Hood River from there is more southern, rather than in the direction of this picture. I suspect this picture was taken at the east end of Eugene Street.
Bill Seaton on 25th June 2019 @ 4:44pm
I don't know Bill, but I used to go to Max and Arlen Moore's house a lot with their grand-daughter Donna Weygandt on E. Eugene. This looks to me to be way higher and much further south than the area they lived in. Eugene was much closer to the river. If you look at the lower right hand corner then go straight across the river, aren't you near where Tum-a-lum is? Guess we will never know really.
Could it be up there in the vicinity of where Peters lived or is that too far south?
Charlott on 26th June 2019 @ 7:21am
From the east end of Prospect Avenue you looked straight down at Powerdale. You could not see the railroad tracks on the left side of this photo and I don't believe you could see where Tum-a-lum is currently located.
Norma on 26th June 2019 @ 8:02am
what year was this photo taken?
Susan Turner on 26th June 2019 @ 8:49pm
I believe this photograph was taken from the eastside grade. Timing is hard to tell, but at least we can say certainly between 1906 - 1920's. My guess is about 1914-1916. Very pleasant scene with little evidence of people except for the Button structures, bridges and railroads. The railroad bridge looks to be the second bridge.
LMH on 28th June 2019 @ 2:58am
What was known as eastside grade was on the other side of the Hood River from town.
Nellie on 28th June 2019 @ 7:02am
On second thought, it could have been taken from Eastside Road. Any pictures from Hood River would have been impossible.
Maybe Charlott could enlighten us on the history of Highway 35 and Eastside Road.
LMH on 28th June 2019 @ 10:24am