Alva Day documented the aftermath of a flash flood in June of 1927 at Arlington, Oregon. I suspect he was out there as part of his job with Pacific Power and Light. We have just a few frames of documentation, but his composition is striking.
From the flash flood that destroyed Heppner in 1903, we know that flash floods can happen in eastern OR and WA.
It would be interesting to see how many of those happen in June. This one is June as was the Heppner flood and the previous photo of the Hood River down pour.
Looks like they have a chain on the car ready to pull it out.
l.e. on 12th June 2012 @ 7:22am
At least it wasn't the car taking band leader Doc Severinsen to the hospital. He was born a month later.
l.e. on 12th June 2012 @ 8:48am
What an incredible scene!
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Casey on 12th June 2012 @ 12:55pm
I saw that chain also, but wouldn't think that is where they would attach it. I would think in the middle of the axel, but I would take the debris off the top first., unless all that is behind it and hard to tell. Looks like too much body and fender work to me.
Hey you car boys....what kind is it? And don't tell me "a wrecked one."
Charlott on 13th June 2012 @ 4:35am
Charlott; I am thinking about a 1926 Dodge Brothers but hard to tell because of it being a "wrecked one" maybe a close up Arthur?
Jim Gray on 13th June 2012 @ 8:59pm
Can you identify by the little hood ornament, say with a closer view?
Charlott on 14th June 2012 @ 7:03am
Charlot; Sometimes Arthur will email me closeup when there is a vehicle question.
Jim Gray on 14th June 2012 @ 4:46pm
Jim-- I wasn't sure you could handle seeing this close up. The shiny metal all crunched, scratched and muddy isn't for the faint of heart. But since you asked for it, I've sent it.
Arthur on 14th June 2012 @ 7:06pm