I'm not sure I've seen a view of Koberg Beach from this vantage point. Perhaps Alva Day was atop the dance pavilion, or maybe he had climbed up Stanley Rock. From the cars in the parking lot I date this at late 1920s.
Wow, that's a lot of people, a lot of cars! Special occasion, or just a hot summer day? Anyone know if that ferry was semi-permanent, or just beached for the afternoon?
spinsur on 10th July 2013 @ 7:05am
I feel that he is taking this from the top of the rock, as the pavillion wasn't that high up, plus the fact it would have been quite a ways to the left, to have access from the beach area. There was no ferry at this location and it appears that maybe that big group of people on the shore were brought up there. Possibly parking in Hood River, as the parking lot was too full. Too bad there isn't some sort of marking on the ferry. I am wondering if it might not possibly be some sort of swim meet. I am thinking this is a later photo than the others we have seen, as there are no slides or other fun apparatus'.
We need to keep in mind that during that era, Koberg's was the place to go on hot summer days. So sad it is gone........
charlott on 10th July 2013 @ 7:14am
GREAT photo from the rock. This is the first photo from that vantage point that I remember seeing. The history of this unique piece of the Hood River would make for an interesting read. And yes, a sad loss and one of many that the river and our family]s could tell.
Arlen Sheldrake on 10th July 2013 @ 8:17am
This is probably the most graphic picture I've seen that makes it easy for me to understand why Koberg's Beach was so popular in its day. I didn't realize that the trees lined the beach like that, and they make it so attractive.
Bill Seaton on 10th July 2013 @ 11:33am
I could tell a couple of stories about Koberg Beach, but I won't embarass Norma with one of them. When they were working on the freeway, they used to park the construction equipment by the beach. One night some young lads--maybe from Wy'east?--that's my story--decided the sand needed some compacting so drove a big roller/compactor down on the sand. I always wondered what the construction crew thought the next morning when they got to work and had to get it unstuck.
Buzz on 10th July 2013 @ 12:13pm
Gee, the version of the story I know is that it was some guys from Hood River High School. Seems I recall hearing this from a Hood Riverite.
charlott on 10th July 2013 @ 2:44pm
Sometimes you just can't believe what your lying ears think they hear.
Buzz on 10th July 2013 @ 4:07pm
I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations has expired on this event, so if anyone wants to make a confession to set the historical record straight...
Arthur on 10th July 2013 @ 4:37pm
If no pictures exist, I deny everything.
Buzz on 10th July 2013 @ 5:07pm
May this have been on a Sunday ? as the white dress count is really really high ......
steve on 11th July 2013 @ 6:22am
John Stanley, operated a farm, and a ferry, to the Washington side of the Columbia River, from this location.
Lesa on 11th July 2013 @ 9:33am
That is correct, as Stanley owened it prior to 1894 when John Koberg purchased the approximately 135 acres which made up the Koberg farm and beach area.
Charlott on 11th July 2013 @ 2:12pm
Did anyone see the comment made a few weeks ago by a Koberg traveling through the area?
She commented on a past Koberg Beach photo #113.
l.e. on 17th July 2013 @ 7:15am