In 1892 Tucker Bridge was an important crossroads, offering one of the few ways to cross the Hood River to get to the upper valley. This panorama of the B.R. Tucker place is full of great details of Hood River valley life. It takes in the lumber mill, barn, cabins, the old bridge, along with people and horses going about their business. It's not clear to me how the photographer got high enough to capture this view, but we're lucky he did.
It is a good thing you tell us there is a bridge in the picture!!
l.e. on 4th April 2011 @ 7:15am
This image really brings to mind the work it took to be a founding father or mother of our community.
Connie on 4th April 2011 @ 11:28am
I've corrected the title and text from "Charles Tucker Place" to "B.R. Tucker Place." Based on the museum bio files, Charles, son of Barton Roba Tucker, did not take over the operation until his father's retirement in 1907. In 1892 Charles was just 9 years old.
arthur on 4th April 2011 @ 3:57pm
Was that old house there by this point? Maybe the photographer was up on its roof, or top window.
andrew b on 20th April 2011 @ 11:58am
It appears the photographer might have been on the hillside coming down from Odell area, looking North across the river toward the Old Saw Shop, Loggers Lodge area..
Just to the left of the big building appears something that appears to be a Bridge Approach..I see a lot of Logs, Lumber and Timbers layin about, and seems to a lot of activity goin on...Possible they were just gettin started building the Bridge?
Bill H on 29th April 2011 @ 9:26am
In addition the caption says 1872...Makes sense to me..The Bridge aint done yet...
Bill H on 29th April 2011 @ 9:32am
My guess, and only a guess is that this picture was taken on the Odell side of the river looking down as Tucker's lived on the Odell side of the river. You can definitely see both rails on the bridge there by the big barn. Even though the road swings to the right, I am thinking that where the smaller buildings might be where the big Tucker house stands today, and the road was brought eventually around in front of it to make the run up to the S curve when the Odell Highway went in. Across the river behind the barn appears to be a road, probably leading up to that farm above..............that road would be right where what is called Gun Club Road would be now.
This is all spectulation on my part.
Charlott on 10th June 2011 @ 6:17am
My Uncle Paul Partlow lived at the old Tucker place where the Apple Valley store stands today for years. He ran a "scrap yard". I used to love going to visit Uncle Paul there when I was a boy.
Gary Randall on 20th June 2011 @ 11:58am