This picture is looking south towards the dead end. This pic was taken of some of the houses on the east side of the mill and there were more houses on the east side of the river remember this scene very well as my grandparents lived right about where the car is parked and we lived about five houses further right below the water tower which still stands.
Norma Curtis on 12th August 2020 @ 8:21am
A very peaceful scene. Would you have called this a "company town"?
L.E. on 12th August 2020 @ 4:44pm
Interesting, I did not know there was any shade or trees in Dee.
Kenn on 13th August 2020 @ 10:42am
Did people own their own houses or were they owned by the mill?
Wendell on 14th August 2020 @ 9:52am
Good questions, Wendell and L.E. I don't know if Dee met the definition of a "company town." I believe in a "company town" the company owns all the houses and workers are paid in script that can only be used in company stores. Hopefully someone who knows the history of Dee can weigh in on this question.
ArthurB on 15th August 2020 @ 6:26pm
The town of Klickitat was a company town. That is why the houses looks so similar as you enter town. But workers weren't paid in script and there wasn't a company store.
L.E. on 16th August 2020 @ 7:09pm