Arline Moore's album may not have the best photographs but the captions make up for it. This caption gives full context: "Powerdale Construction Camp Winter 1915-16. The construction on the Hood River power plant was shut down fall of 1914 and was not resumed until after World War I. Only caretakers and workers at old plant were in the projects." I think Max Moore was one of those workers.
Other pages in the album show a snowstorm which left up to six feet of snow on the streets downtown.
The reference to "World War I" means this album was assembled sometime after World War II, which explains some of the errors in details.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1910s electricity Moore Powerdale snow
The camps used for various phases of construction of the Hood River power plant housed up to 800 men in 1922.
See: Hood River Glacier, November 15, 1923, page 3. The old buildings of Phoenix Camp at Powerdale were sold to Walter Well, who removed the lumber for other buildings.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 15th February 2022 @ 9:49pm
Was the camp on site?
Kenn on 16th February 2022 @ 6:07pm
I think so, Kenn. The photos don't have great perspective, but it looks like they were down in the flood plain of the HR.
ArthurB on 16th February 2022 @ 7:50pm
AT POWERDALE I HEARD THE PRESENT RR BRIDGE REPLACED AN EARLIER TRESTLE, WAS THE RR BRIDGE MOVED IN OR CONSTRUCTED ON SITE ?
KENN on 4th March 2022 @ 3:02pm