I can give you the basics: Alva Day took this photo in March 1948. He labeled the negative "From near spring." We also have a collection of prints from his negatives with additional typewritten captions. This one is captioned, "Looking southeast from point near spring. Farmers Irrigating Co. buildings and flume." Other photos in the group indicate this is off Dee Highway.
Can you fill in some more history about the history of Farmers' Irrigation and this flume?
Tags: 1940s Alva_Day Dee_Highway Farmers_Irrigation flume irrigation
Water Supply Company of Hood River was somewhat the parent company of Farmer's Irrigation. Water Supply was started in 1874 to provide irrigation to approximately 5,800 acres of both farm land and residential. In 1905 it became Farmer's Irrigation and acquired irrigation right on Ditch and Dead Point Creeks, and some springs (probably of which one is mentioned by Alva Day.) Over a period of time more water rights were acquired from Pine and North and South Forks of Green Point Creek. Due to hot weather the easements came into being in 1923 for the Green Point Resevoir.
There is a big article about all of this indepth. Just look up : Farmer's Irrigation, Hood River, Oregon.
Charlott on 1st October 2019 @ 7:16am
I walked that old flume many times when I worked at the district. A small earthquake was all it took to bring it down one spring.
Dan Kleinsmith on 1st October 2019 @ 8:03am