Though this print has been through a lot, it still shows a great view of Hood River at the start of the 20th century. The Fashion Livery is on Oak Street, narrowing the date to 1900-1912. It looks like the Lost Lake Lumber Company is still in operation, which would further limit the date to 1900-1906. I also think I can see the E.W. Gibbs house (which we learned about last week in this image), so I'd put our date at 1905-1906.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
What a great photo!
Dan on 27th December 2012 @ 7:43am
I will repeat what the spam message says: Incredibly awesome Image!
It is one of those photos that you can spend hours identifying different areas and buildings.
I did not realize the lumber company was that far east of the HR.
And I am surprised at the number of buildings for 1905.
l.e. on 27th December 2012 @ 8:46am
Arthur....do you not have a tag for Coe, or did I miss it?
I was looking for the Coe Strawberry Field photo #29
I wondered if you can see it in today's photo. Or at least the house.
That is such a barren hill in that photo.
l.e. on 27th December 2012 @ 10:51am
I've put a hi-res detail on flickr: http://flic.kr/p/dEJjhz
Also added tags to #29. One of these days I'll go through and add a lot more tags. Tags seem a bit like a chore so I don't always spend enough time thinking about them.
Arthur on 27th December 2012 @ 12:18pm
Are those clear cuts in the upper valley to the west or maybe about Odell?
nels on 27th December 2012 @ 12:49pm
Not the upper valley, as the upper valley is behind that big hill........probably Middle Mountain. It would be closer to Odell.
charlott on 27th December 2012 @ 2:32pm
I know Arthur. Tags are a real pain. Unless you are the one using them.
I figure if I was looking for a tag, then it might be worth tagging, so that is why I mention them. You are more than welcome to ignore me.
Like you nels, I wondered if those were clear cuts. But I'm not sure they practiced clear cutting per se in 1905. I would think that even in 1905 you would see areas that the Indians burned, but those must have been up higher.
l.e. on 27th December 2012 @ 4:57pm
My money is that those indeed were clearcuts on middle mt., possible fire was a player also, but often after cutting.
Clearcuts were absolutely practiced in the early 1900's.
Gorgecat on 1st January 2013 @ 2:49am
I got to wondering later about those "clear cuts". Is that hill now planted in orchards? A lot of ground was cleared for orchards.
l.e. on 1st January 2013 @ 3:28pm