L.E. on 16th April 2015 @ 7:16am
Here is a possibility.
If this isn't the reason for the above photo, it at least tells us how the previous photos of bridge building ended.
The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., May 29, 1925, page 1
GIANT FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR JULY 4
In view of the fact that the Forest Service has now definitely announced that the official opening of the Loop Highway will be on July 4th, the Chamber of Commerce, after discussing the matter with the fire brigade and the K.P. Band, has decided to combine efforts and include the Loop Highway and Bridge celebration in the general festivities of the Glorious Fourth.
As far as the plans have gone for the Highway ceremony, it has been agreed that the Hood River Guides will drive over the Highway to Hood River Meadows, where they will await a big delegation of Portland and other visitors. The entire party will then return to Hood River and proceed to Koberg's Beach, where the inaugural ceremony both for the Loop Highway and Bridge will be carried out.
According to the plans of the K.P. Band and the Fire Brigade, there will be both field and water sports, with a baseball game in the afternoon and fireworks and dancing in the evening. Efforts are to be made to secure Rev. Billy Sunday as the leading speaker of the day, though at this time it is doubtful whether he will be available. The entire day will be given over to the celebration, which will be big enough to include visitors not only from the mid-Columbia, but from the larger centers, to be present.
The Chamber of Commerce has undertaken to look after the publicity for the big event, and an extensive advertising campaign will be undertaken to make the day the big success it deserves to be.
L.E. on 16th April 2015 @ 9:24am
Seem like to many coats to be July 4?
DeAnna on 16th April 2015 @ 9:49am
DeAnna, you'd think that but I can remember a few really chilly 4th's
Dan on 16th April 2015 @ 10:13am
Thanks again for your diligent reserch l.e.
nels on 16th April 2015 @ 3:00pm
The vegetation appears to be fairly well "leafed" out. Not much sunshine to produce shadows. The crowd seems protected against the elements.
Below is the recorded high and low temperatures (F) from July 1 to July 8, 1925 recorded at the Hood River Experiment Station.
Day Date high low
Wed 7/1/1925 77.0 43.0
Thurs 7/2/1925 87.0 48.0
Fri 7/3/1925 86.0 51.0
Sat 7/4/1925 79.0 59.0
Sun 7/5/1925 74.0 54.0
Mon 7/6/1925 74.0 56.0
Tues 7/7/1925 81.0 49.0
Weds 7/8/1925 91.0 50.0
At least we know the temperatures but not much about the weather conditions. The mystery continues.
LMH on 16th April 2015 @ 11:08pm