Alva Day took this image of a Diamond Fruit facility gutted by fire on December 29, 1937. The facility was at Columbia Street. I believe it was across the street from the current site of Full Sail Brewing, which is now a city parking lot.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The street looks like it might be a sheet of ice.
I wonder, what is the purpose of the little burner in the middle of the street?
If someone asked me what my least favorite HHR photo was, I would have to say "the fire photos."
They are depressing.
l.e. on 16th September 2014 @ 7:52am
that device in the middle of the street is what we now call a highway flare warning motorists of a danger. with the hose still in the building, must be putting out hot spots......
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th September 2014 @ 8:19am
I don't know if this weather statistic is for December of 1937 or for the previous early winter months of 1937.
Under "Memorable Climatic Events of Hood River County"
Winter 1937----Twelve below zero and the Columbia River froze bank to bank.
l.e. on 16th September 2014 @ 9:30am
I wonder if that is the year so many fruit trees froze to death and started this valley towards pears when they survived that cold better.
nels on 16th September 2014 @ 2:17pm
The big freeze that killed so many of the apple tress was in 1919/
charlott on 16th September 2014 @ 3:53pm
From the December 31, 1937 White Salmon Enterprise;
Bingen and White Salmon fire departments, with that of The Dalles
were called out in a general alarm Tuesday evening, when a terrific fire was out of control in the Cascade Packing Plant in HR. leaving about $120,000damage in its wake.
The fire of undetermined origin, started at 5:00 and continued until until about 9 when it forced firemen off its premises. The four story block square structure emitted a terrific heat making it impossible for firemen to fight the blazes.....
l.e. on 17th September 2014 @ 12:10am
There was another fire in a building at that site or in close proximity later, as I remember it.It seems that it was an AGA building. For some reason I want to call it Plant H. Does anyone know?
Charlott on 17th September 2014 @ 7:11am
l.e. as for depressing fire photos, remember Mr. Rogers' mother's advice: Look for the helpers.
Barbara Parsons on 10th December 2020 @ 2:31pm