This sliver from the panorama shows the land directly below the camera. We're looking SSW from our vantage point. Is this Bingen? Bingen was platted in 1892, though not incorporated until 1923. Hopefully some of these buildings can be identified.
This image seem to show some row crops starting to come up, and a few of the trees look like they might be in bloom, suggesting springtime. On the other hand another view seems to show a fire on Mt. Defiance, the river looks too low for springtime. We were also guessing the hay had been cut in the field in White Salmon, so I'm not very confident about the time of year at all.
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Not actually Bingen. The town would be somewhat to the left of this photo. This showing the Joclyn House I think it is called and that land between it and the rier is where some of the Dickey farm land is.
Gladys on 18th December 2020 @ 7:05am
Maybe the name is n't Joclyn, but Jewett. It is one of the two.
Good view of the start of the beach at Koberg Beach.
Gladys on 18th December 2020 @ 7:07am
Oh wow! There is the Joslyn House. Dickey's Fruit Stand and parking lot is on the west side of this house.
Joslyns were the first settlers on this side of the river but were burned out by the Indians in 1856. The government took over their property for a few years while they established a temporary reservation.
When the Joslyns returned, they rebuilt their home and farm, but I am not sure the house was in the same location as the original.
In the 1870's they sold to the Suksdorf family which in turn sold to the Byrketts. Not sure who would be living here at the time of this photo.
Quite a difference between terrain and vegetation of the Oregon and Washington side. Oregon didn't have as much bottom ground.
As for time of year, I would say early summer, but the Columbia looks low.
L.E. on 18th December 2020 @ 7:16am
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L.E. on 18th December 2020 @ 7:22am
This sliver of photo is a bit distorted direction wise. Highway 14 runs east-west in front of the two turrets. Dickey's fruit stand and parking lot would be on the side of the house with all the trees.
This is actually Bingen, but a little farther west it turns back into White Salmon. North Shore Drs. Office, the Bridge and Dock Grade are all part of White Salmon.
L.E. on 18th December 2020 @ 7:41am
So what are we looking at near top of picture over the hill in Oregon? Is settlement early Odell or an area closer to town? Not sure about perspective. You've done an excellent job of cleaning up the photo, Arthur. Thanks.
cg on 18th December 2020 @ 8:28am
I thought that house looked familiar. Satellite view of Joslyn House shows the turrets are on the east facing side of the house, with SR14 passing the to south.
Gladys, I thought that was Koberg Beach at first, but Koberg is east of there. In this view there is a large "rock" with a beach to the lee which no longer exists. It was likely used for fill material for the railroad and/or the highway. I was having a lot of trouble getting things to line up until I realized that rock no longer exists.
ArthurB on 18th December 2020 @ 8:50am
Oh. Am I wrong about the turrets and Hwy. 14? Wouldn’t be the first time.
L. E. on 18th December 2020 @ 9:31am
A piece of road in the upper left, maybe a piece of the old Dalles highway?
nails on 18th December 2020 @ 9:42am
Lookin carefully beyond the plateaus, it appears there is a treed canyon which might be the Hood River. If so that makes that part of the Hood River nearer to town?
nails on 18th December 2020 @ 9:47am
Gladys is right. This is The so called Joslyn House. But it really is not. It sits at the same location as the original Joslyn house was built and burned down by "White Salmon Dave". The Joslyn Cabin that was rebuilt in 1860 will be seen still standing where the skate park now is. The West 1/2 of the house with the Turretts was built in 1895 when Judge Byrkett moved from Hood River to his Glades Ranch he had purchased 1885. The east 1/2 of the house was built 1901 by Sam Ziegler. The original 1895 and the 1901 addition were both kit houses with balloon construction. Emil Willard from his shingle mill in Willard supplied the shingles for the barn. There is an excellent article in the Hood_River_glacier_1904-08-18 (Finest Farm in Washington) that puts you right at this spot at the time it was written.
Ralph Brown on 18th December 2020 @ 12:04pm
The aforementioned rock west of Koberg's is still there, just mostly underwater. take a look at google maps.
Wonderful job you've done on this, and all the years of posting. Thanks much from all of us that enjoy this, and a Happy Holidaze to all! Be safe all!
starboard on 18th December 2020 @ 2:06pm
So are the buildings to the right of the house the Dickey farms buildings? Or at least the same location. They sure look similar, and the right location.
andyb on 18th December 2020 @ 4:55pm
starboard, I drove past the rock today. It's mostly blasted out of the way, but there's a nice chunk right next to the ODOT programmable reader board west of Koberg. Never noticed it before, but it's hiding in plain sight.
ArthurB on 18th December 2020 @ 5:10pm
I need to correct my mistake on the "Joslyn" house. As Arthur says, both turrets are on the east side of the home. So, Dickeys parking lot and store would be on the opposite side of the turrets.
L.E. on 13th January 2021 @ 3:54pm