An HHR reader brought in this nice aerial view of Hood River. It was a commercial piece produced for the Ben Franklin Savings and Loan. Can you narrow down the date? There are a lot of clues, especially if you know the history of the Port district.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
No comments yet? Is this thing working? I'm going to GUESS late 50's, but I have no idea. I'm also surprised at the angle the bridge is at, I've always thought of it as going straight across.
rwf on 7th April 2014 @ 11:04am
My guess: 1967-69. Orchards on the Washington side surprised me - Pucker Huddle?
Susan Baldwin on 7th April 2014 @ 11:37am
I think that clearing is the top of Strawberry Mountain. It's directly opposite the marina.
Arthur on 7th April 2014 @ 1:10pm
I think that clearing is where Skyline Hospital is today. And I'm thinking the photo was taken mid-60s.
Melody Shellman on 7th April 2014 @ 1:23pm
About 1973 or maybe 1974
M on 7th April 2014 @ 1:42pm
I'm going to say 1967-69.
We moved to the area in 1970 Seems like there were more structures at Nichols Boat Basin and more at the Marina.
It looks like Eddie May's is already there.
l.e. on 7th April 2014 @ 5:33pm
You HR residents probably already know this, but I looked up the Port History.
Eastern fill was in the 1950's.
Eddie May's 1964.
Second waterfront fill on the west side was completed in the 1960's.
Third fill was completed in 1970.
1972 first permanent moorage floats in the marina.
Port Office building 1973
l.e. on 7th April 2014 @ 8:07pm
l.e. has pushed the timeline to 1973, since we see the Port building which is now the Chamber of Commerce. What we don't see is the Museum building, which was built in 1978, so the date is between 1973 and 1978.
Arthur on 8th April 2014 @ 1:34pm
Thanks for the history lesson l.e. Another point of interest in this photo (I'm a Heights dweller) is the Sieverkropp orchard area east of Rosauers, which is now a large housing development.
Susan Baldwin on 9th April 2014 @ 6:21am
An awesome example of the views of Mt Hood from White Samon WA on the N shore of the Columbia River - Looks like Downtown White Salmon is visible
( atop the bluff up Dock Grade Road from HWY 14 ) in the bottom of the picture.
Wondering what the Bridge Toll was back then ? any care to guess ?
steve r on 9th April 2014 @ 7:16am
As I remember it we used to pay 25cents in the late 50's. Except when we were headed for the Saturday night dance in Bingen and would run it without paying. Dumb kids just seeing what they could get away with. And we did get away with it.
Buzz on 10th April 2014 @ 6:26am
I have very strong memories of the bundles of bridge toll tickets in the safe at Lester Auto Freight during the late 50's and 60's.
Bob Lester on 11th October 2014 @ 10:16pm