This fine aerial view of the entire Hood River valley has a smudged image number which starts with "68". A few clues to the date: we see the boat basin which was built in 1961, the 1920 bridge over the Hood River but not the 1970's one, the Port marina has not yet been constructed, the Eddie Mays motel. I think 1968 is a solid date for this image, unless someone has evidence to the contrary.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Gives such a good view of how the Hood River and Hwy 35 meander up through there.
charlott on 23rd January 2014 @ 7:05am
Can anyone see the Mt Hood railroad grade?
Really shows how much work was put into clearing ground. Someone needs to put little identifying tags on the different buttes, creeks, and communities for people like me.
Wish I could follow Indian Creek a little better. I would like to see where it actually originates.
l.e. on 23rd January 2014 @ 7:36am
hummm ... I do see Mt. Jefferson
steve on 23rd January 2014 @ 8:54am
What year did Nichols Boat Works errect their building?
Longshot2 on 23rd January 2014 @ 9:12am
1968 looks right. I see the USS Banning, where I worked during that year.
thomturner3636 on 23rd January 2014 @ 9:55am
Does anyone know what those buildings are at the event site? Right now there is only empty ground there.
Interesting to see the land where the history museum is now doesn't exist yet and you can see remnants of the old braided hood river delta there.
AndrewB on 23rd January 2014 @ 11:02am
One of those big buildings at the waterfront was Clark Door, if I remember right. And good ol' Tom's Drive-In near there. I have always wondered if the "hook" was originally meant to be filled. I assumed it was and the source or capitol dried up?
Dayne Weatherill on 23rd January 2014 @ 6:46pm
Its easy to see where the top of "Hospital Hill" reaches Jackson Park and there's still a grove of trees, rather than the one way 13th st.
Dayne on 23rd January 2014 @ 6:49pm
The Hood River is running pretty murky. I first thought this might mean we were seeing a lot of glacial melt, but the mountain is still well snow covered and it appears there may even be snow on the lesser peaks and ridges to the west. Maybe there had just been a heavy rain, enough to cause some slides to occur muddying the water?
Longshot2 on 23rd January 2014 @ 10:44pm