J.H. Koberg farmed these fertile bottom lands in 1925. This photo shows the asparagus harvest in early spring. Interstate 84 now occupies this land just east of Hood River, though it's possible the asparagus are still trying to push up through the asphalt.
(Note: The print of this image in the museum's archives was printed with the negative reversed. This digital reproduction has been flipped to correct this error.)
Finally had a chance to drive by this spot-- that basalt formation to the right is very easy to find. It's across the freeway from the Koberg Beach State Park (rest area) exit ramp.
arthur on 8th April 2011 @ 5:48pm
Koberg's would have grown wonderful fresh asparagus, because of the content of the sandy soil, which that veggie loves.
Charlott on 10th June 2011 @ 7:03am
Just noticed something. You see the railroad track to the very right of the picture. So this garden area was right where the current freeway goes throughy there.
Charlott on 9th February 2012 @ 7:43am