Here's another great feat of engineering: The Hood River Lumber Company's trestle at Winans. We know from this map that Winans was just across the Hood River from Dee. I suspect we're looking at the logging railroad trestle mentioned in this article, though it could be a log flume.
One wonders how that could hold up a train load of lumber. Might be like you say for a flume.
Winans' still live in the area. A very old family in the valley.
Charlott on 9th December 2014 @ 7:05am
I heard somewhere that 50% of the lumber from America's original forests went into making fences. Looks like a lot went into bridges, flumes, and such as well.
Longshot on 9th December 2014 @ 7:11am
l.e. on 9th December 2014 @ 7:11am
In the booklet "Hood River...as I Have Known it" by Eph Winans as told to Doug Parker, which is reprinted from the original articles which appeared in the Hood River News (1949-1950), on page 39 is this very picture. The caption reads, "Davenport lumber flume at Winans. Trestle built to cross the Hood River. Lumber from the Deadpoint mill was reloaded on the Mount Hood Railroad. The structure was built of sawn timbers and was 92 feet in height. Courtesy of Champion-International." Eph and his family moved to Hood River in 1887, when Eph was 25, so he was just 9 years younger than Frank Davenport, and arrived in Hood River 3 years ahead of Frank.
Jerry Larsen on 9th December 2014 @ 8:27am
Every page of the Dec. 1, 1921 Hood River Glacier newspaper that Arthur linked to, has interesting information about the sudden snow storm that hit the HR Valley.
On page 3, it tells about the 35 men who traveled the 9 miles on foot from the Oregon Lumber Co. logging camp up on the west fork of the HR into Dee.
l.e. on 9th December 2014 @ 8:48am
Uh oh! Looks like I will be reading the paper this afternoon instead of getting anything else done!
Jill on 9th December 2014 @ 1:42pm
Amazing, no net, no safety harness.....these six guys are building an amazing log flume.....wonder what the other side looks like as it appears they have at least part of it connected.
Arlen Sheldrake on 9th December 2014 @ 5:21pm
Was there ever a Hood River Lumber Company?
l.e. on 9th December 2014 @ 6:17pm
In all the research I've done, I've not seen anything about a Hood River Lumber Company. David Eccles' Oregon Lumber Co., the Davenport Brother's Lumber Co., The Columbia Tie and Timber Co., The Stanley-Smith Lumber Co, the John Day Development Co., The Davenport-Stanley Lumber Co., and Peters Co. and lots of others, but none named after Hood River. Of course, Tum-a-Lum is one of my favorites!
Jerry Larsen on 10th December 2014 @ 9:06am
...and of course the "Lost Lake Lumber Company"
Arthur on 10th December 2014 @ 10:54am