I don't share many panoramas on HHR because they don't show well in this format, but this is a fun one. You can see the entire Columbia River Highway bridge over the Hood River and the grade up to Button junction. This is probably from the 1920s, shortly after the bridge was constructed.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Damn, I wish we coulda saved that... Looks like a vehicle parked above the slide just east of the bridge; can you tell what it is on the original? May help date it.
spinsur on 25th June 2014 @ 7:05am
I like this!!
Not very often do you get a photo of the Hood River and you can also look up the White Salmon canyon.
Compare the lack of trees on Burdoin Mtn to today's view. I don't think logging contributes to the lack of trees in the early 1900's because mostly what grows on that hillside is scrub oak.
l.e. on 25th June 2014 @ 7:39am
Anywhere we can download this at a higher resolution Arthur?
I would love to look closer at it.
AndyB on 25th June 2014 @ 3:35pm
Arthur do we know who took this picture? Such a bucolic scene with the Button home above, All the transportation modes for Hood River, and the Washington skyline. Thanks.
nels on 25th June 2014 @ 4:25pm
Yes, we all regret the loss of the bridge, so let's all be aware of future losses of our history which occurs every day. When you see an impending demolition take a few photos and in 100 years Arthur and Matt will publish them.
Bill Pattison on 25th June 2014 @ 9:50pm
When Hwy 35 was built and the bridge over the RR tracks, Harry English chopped the top off the barn, and moved it to the edge of the cliff. Mother's Marketplace is now in it. There is still a second floor (crawlspace only) above Mother's, and even some remnants of hay up there!
Brian Carlstrom on 12th June 2017 @ 6:55pm