This postcard is captioned, "This unusual aerial view shows the Vista House at Crown Point, which was built at a cost of $100,000 as a memorial to Oregon Pioneers. A magnificant view of the Columbia River is seen from this point.
This image shows the modern river level highway, but Rooster Rock State Park hasn't been developed much. You can compare with a more modern view with this Google Earth view. There are a lot more trees alongside the highway today than there were at this earlier date.
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And there is even a train for Arlen.
Yes, there are a lot more trees since I was a kid. It is like a jungle along the highways. Both sides of the River.
L.E. on 26th August 2022 @ 7:06am
There is also a very nice similar view of this area in Corbett from the old sea caption's property that is on the edge of the cliff.
Bill Seaton on 26th August 2022 @ 8:09am
I remember the relief when at least the western end of 84 between Portland and Hood River was completed and I could make the trip without getting car sick. In the 50's we were still driving to The Dalles via Hwy. 30. Is there a date for this picture?
Cecelia on 26th August 2022 @ 4:42pm
yes. the puke stop at the million dollar restroom....back seat, smoker driving, and a curve or two......less than fond memoriies. and 12 mile corner telling us that portland was close.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 29th August 2022 @ 8:36am