This shot down the Columbia River Gorge will seem very familiar to anyone who has looked west from atop "Hospital Hill" above White Salmon. Closer examination reveals major differences. There is no bridge connecting Hood River to Washington, there is no Interstate 84, nor is there any of the landfill which now holds the Hood River Inn and the Port of Hood River. This image dates between 1915 and 1920, when rail and ships provided the major transportation links and the Columbia River system was mostly free-flowing.
Here's Blaine's view from a slightly different vantage point in April 2010. We miss you Blaine! Time to get "Island Fever" and return to Oregon for recuperation.
Category: [Klickitat County]
I wonder if it is spring flood time?
l.e. on 27th April 2011 @ 7:16am
The biggest difference is that now we live in glorious full color. Life must have been very dreary in black and white! ;)
steve s on 27th April 2011 @ 1:15pm
Yes, Steve, the advent of color was one of the biggest advances of the last century. But the colors in my world never seem to match those in Blaine's.
Arthur on 27th April 2011 @ 2:13pm
Look at how small Wells Island looks. I wonder why...
Jeff C on 15th May 2011 @ 6:33pm
Which island are you referring to?
Charlott on 10th June 2011 @ 5:27am
Wells Island is not the one sort of in the middle of the river (down river) Wells Island is the long narrow on in the lower left hand side of the picture.
Charlott on 28th June 2011 @ 8:32am
All those little islands I think are gone due to Bonneville Dam.
Charlott on 28th June 2011 @ 8:33am
Before all the color film, we "saw" the colors in our minds. Can't you remember?
Barbara Parsons on 20th November 2020 @ 8:25pm