No, Corona Dry was not a Prohibition era beer. It was a trade name for lead arsenate, a "universal insecticide" used in the early 1900's. Considering it was made from lead and arsenic, I suspect it was quite effective at killing more than just insects.
This photo was taken at the corner of Tucker Road and Orchard Road on the end closest to the river. If I am not mistaken the building on the far left was the original Lutheran Church of Hood River. If you notice, both those buildings are still there. The right one has been greatly altered.
Yes, the good old spray. Those of us who were born and raised here have more of that stuff in our systems than blood.
In fact a high school friend of mine told me how he used to on week ends pray for his father with DDT. He said when he got hot, he just took his shirt off..............and he is well and kicking............
charlott on 7th February 2013 @ 7:03am
Look at the wooden flume!
The next time I am Hood River I will have to take a drive out Tucker Road and look for the buildings.
l.e. on 7th February 2013 @ 7:29am
Arthur, whats the deal with all the meaningless text that appears in the comments?
AB on 7th February 2013 @ 4:38pm
I just noticed the horse and wagon with a driver under the tree.
l.e. on 7th February 2013 @ 5:48pm
Charlott, I wish we'd been PROPERLY introduced! I regret not hearing more about Hood River as you've been seeing it. AB--What do you refer to as "meaningless text"? Nothing like that shows up on my monitor.
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 7th March 2013 @ 12:05pm
In November 1908 the Hood River Spray Manufacturing Company shipped its first installment of spray made in Hood River. The "Niagara Lime and Sulphur Spray" manufacturing plant was situated on a spur of the Mt. Hood Railroad a short distance north of the electric light power house.
Jeffrey Bryant on 8th April 2015 @ 9:02pm