Today's challenge is to identify this image and provide some context. It's tightly cropped, but any of you who were around at this time will probably remember it. Tomorrow we'll zoom out to show this piece of history in all its glory. I'll post related pieces of Hood River history for the rest of the week.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Will we learn the artist?
l.e. on 13th August 2012 @ 7:17am
Sure look more like a cherry to me.......
Dr. Steelhead Catcher on 13th August 2012 @ 7:39am
Looking at the welds on whatever this is on, I'm guessing this is on Ken Jernsted's Flying Tiger? Or maybe on the USS Hood River
Melanee on 13th August 2012 @ 7:51am
Obviously painted on a large metal tank or some such structure around town? It wouldn't be that old Dee tank by the old hardboard plant? Tomorrow will tell..
James Holloway on 13th August 2012 @ 7:53am
don't think there ever was a uss hood river; it was the banning that was located here. how 'bout a railroad water tank along the owrr&n?
spinsur on 13th August 2012 @ 8:05am
I'll cast my lot for a ship.
Arlen Sheldrake on 13th August 2012 @ 9:23am
Seems like I saw a picture of a ship on Ebay about a year ago, I think it was named the SS Hood River, not sure but I think it was a tanker.
Jim Gray on 13th August 2012 @ 11:52am
google/wikipedia does return a wwII era type t2 tanker named hood river. ya might be onto something. earlier search was for a uss, rather than ss.
spinsur on 13th August 2012 @ 1:13pm
Howz about the old water tower tank at the Powerdale generator site?
Dr. Steelhead Catcher on 13th August 2012 @ 1:45pm
Think it was the old PCFC 866, called the Banning, which was at one time owned by the Hood River Port.
charlott on 14th August 2012 @ 6:36am