As the weather starts to warm it's time to think about getting back in the river. I don't have a date for this image, but the pavilion has been fully developed. I think this view shows that the swim area wasn't as large as it looks in some other images.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: Koberg Koberg_Beach
Thanks again for a another great pic of Koberg ! The Power Line Towers visible supporting the lines over the river from the Mill still appear to be of the same vintage / style to this day... One might ponder if they have ever been updated ?
Stever on 9th April 2021 @ 7:38am
I can not put any actual date on this, but prior to 1956 by some number of years. The man in the photo is none other than Prince Koberg, the son of Johannes and Emma (Lage) Koberg. Prince was a tremendous swimmer, who acted a lot as the life guard and gave swimming lessons. The youth in the photo could very well be his students. He died in 1956 in Klamath Falls. I know for a fact that the pavilion was gone by 1956. I think this was taken prior to Bonneville going in, as that took out most of the beach, putting the water right up to the pavilion. I do recall that it was probably in the very late 1940's that I went into the pavilion, which was by that time very dark, dank and rather scary for a child. Also not the high line wires going across Stanley Rock and to the Washington side of the Columbia.
Charlott on 9th April 2021 @ 7:40am
The young people's suits are 20s-30s era.
Melody Shellman on 9th April 2021 @ 1:33pm
Good some foundation remains to indicate location.
Kenn on 25th April 2021 @ 7:45am
I assumed there was access along the river from town but I find a road down from above on the old 30, possible for when river is high?
Kenn on 25th April 2021 @ 8:10am
Correct Kenn-- Access was from above (Columbia River Highway) at high water, and a river level road at low water.
ArthurB on 25th April 2021 @ 10:23am