January of 2004 brought some good snows to river level. Collin Godkin prepares for a run down 7th Street hill, just as soon as the sledders get clear. We've seen this same view about one hundred years earlier.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Been down Catholic hill many times on a tube, sled and even used runner sleds if the conditions were right.
RHD on 18th December 2019 @ 7:34am
We got to do this exact thing in the big icy winter of '16/17. Grabbed skis and a can of beer, headed over to 7th, and had fun!
Kyle on 18th December 2019 @ 7:56am
Many happy memories sledding down Catholic Hill in the 60's. Back then there was a ditch on the east side that you needed to look out for, and the corner at Sherman was an experience.
Dave on 18th December 2019 @ 10:57am
Why is this Catholic Hill, when the Catholic Church is up on Belmont?
Maybe because you did lots of praying before you launched yourself down the hill.?
L.E. on 18th December 2019 @ 1:23pm
The Catholic Church used to be located near top of the hill; not sure what year the church on Belmont was built. Weren't buildings (barracks-type or quonset huts--can't remember which) that housed returning WWII veterans torn down to build the new church, maybe sometime In the 60's?
cg on 18th December 2019 @ 1:46pm
The Catholic rectory building is still on 7th Street. It's an apartment house now.
Melody Shellman on 18th December 2019 @ 2:03pm
It's a rare photo here where I instantly know who-and-where, but somehow did with this one. I know Collin as a guy who can huck a backflip. I doubt that he did here, but he coulda likely skied right into his backyard.
Jim Mason on 18th December 2019 @ 2:44pm
The grade was changed, so by 2004 Catholic Hill was not nearly as steep as it used to be.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 18th December 2019 @ 4:02pm
Spent every year sledding on this hill during the 50's and 60's had bonfires another block up from this picture on real cold days.
Jim Gray on 18th December 2019 @ 4:07pm
The "new" church was build sometime in the early 50's.
Leslie on 18th December 2019 @ 6:10pm
Why is there only color on the clothes & skis, but the rest of the photo is in black & white?
Judy on 18th December 2019 @ 8:13pm
some fond memories growing up at 701 Prospect in the 40s...and the "street sweepers" aka nuns. catholic hill street in gravel, etc.
Arlen L. Sheldrake on 18th December 2019 @ 10:55pm
After it snowed the whole world was black and white
Barbara Parsons on 12th October 2021 @ 11:11am