This 1910 Benjamin Gifford image of the Hood River Valley shows some young orchards. The diagonal feature in the foreground appears to be irrigation ditch and pipes. On the very left border you can see some slash piles burning where they are clearing more forest for orchard land.
Hopefully we get a comment on location?
L.E. on 13th August 2021 @ 12:08pm
Looks like the proverbial shot from the butte, minus the red barn that must have come along later.
nels on 13th August 2021 @ 1:52pm
I was wondering if these are mostly apple trees which were later replanted to pear trees.
L.E. on 15th August 2021 @ 12:28pm
Yes, in 1910 the main fruit export was apples. We know people also grew cherries, peaches, prunes, and even almonds, but apples was the major commercial export.
ArthurB on 15th August 2021 @ 6:38pm
My guess is the Crag Rat Hut.
OrMtnMaid on 17th August 2021 @ 9:29am