Here's another of Alva Day's striking frames documenting a June 1927 flood in Arlington, Oregon. You know I like to post interiors when I can find them, especially when they show everyday life in the period. This interior turned exterior certainly reveals quite a bit about life next to the train tracks in Arlington in 1927. I hope there was some warning before the flooded creek took out the road and this building.
Here's the contemporary newspaper account of the event.
Amazing what wrath Mother Nature can impose. Just think this town going through all this and then the town had to be relocated when they put in The Dalles Dam.
I am thinking that this might possibly be a hotel. There are an awfully lot of windows along the right side of photo. You have all these bedrooms all lined up, decorated, or they were very sparsely as in a hotel. Makes sense to me, a hotel close to the railroad track.
Charlott on 13th June 2012 @ 7:08am
Thanks for the newspaper article Arthur. I had searched yesterday but couldn't find anything other than Arlington had suffered a cyclone a few years earlier.
Look at the mud piled up in there!
Amazing and scary.
Do these towns now have some type of flood control in place in these creek beds?
l.e. on 13th June 2012 @ 7:17am
The town of Arlington was relocated when the John Day dam went in. It looks to me they built to close to China Ditch which still floods time time when they get heavy rains there. I lived there for 14 years before moving back to The Dalles.
Dan K on 13th June 2012 @ 7:43am
Isn't there a dam in Heppner?
judy on 13th June 2012 @ 11:19am
Sorry, meant to say John Day dam, instead of The Dalles.
Charlott on 13th June 2012 @ 1:26pm
A great musician is from Arlington: Doc Severinson.
thom turner on 11th September 2012 @ 7:04pm