I was reading this the other day. I thought HR was congested during wind surfing season. 7,500 people is a lot.
The river was high so the river road was unusable. Traffic had to come down the hill and cross the tracks.
"The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., July 9, 1925, page 1
CELEBRATION DRAWS MANY
Koberg Beach Visited By 7,500
Hood River Commemorates Opening of Mount Hood Loop Highway and Interstate Bridge
Mount Hood Loop highway and the interstate bridge across the Columbia river. While hundreds of local folk had left to spend their Fourth in highland forested areas, Lost Lake and the recreational regions around about Mount Adams, their ranks were filled by motorists from other mid-Columbia points and Portland. This was a cosmopolitan crowd that gathered at Koberg beach."
l.e. on 25th October 2013 @ 7:22am
Just think of all that wonderful fun water equipment they had to play on. It would be "outlawed" this day and age.......Bet they didn't loose anyone either. Maybe a few bumps and bruises here or there.
Must have been fairly deep down there where the high diving board is shown.
charlott on 25th October 2013 @ 7:47am
What did they do with that water wheel. Get it spinning so it would shoot you out into the water?
l.e. on 25th October 2013 @ 8:16am
Was the river cleaner in 1935? I assume the natural flow flushed the river better, Hanford didn't exist yet and many of the Tri-Cities farms hadn't been developed.
Rawhyde on 25th October 2013 @ 12:44pm
Then again, cities were probably dumping raw sewerage into the river. We know from the 1935 Army Corps maps that Hood River had a sewer outflow into the river near the current Nichol's Basin.
Arthur on 25th October 2013 @ 3:50pm
Come to the HR Museum and see a lot of Koberg Beach memorabilia.
Judy on 26th October 2013 @ 10:39am
This picture speaks leagues to how much litigation has changed our country.
Rawhyde on 27th October 2013 @ 1:57pm