Historic Hood River
Benjamin Gifford Week
We have a real treat this week which comes to you courtesy of an early “spring cleaning” at the Museum. Our museum volunteers spent two weeks cleaning up the back work area at the museum, and one of the treasures they rediscovered was a copy of a small 1902 book published by famous Columbia River photographer Benjamin A. Gifford of the Dalles. The book contains 18 wonderful images– sort of a cross between the modern coffee table book and a calendar. I’ll share 5 of my favorites this week.
The first is a picture of Warren’s Salmon Cannery, where, according to the book, “The finny treasures of the deep are made to administer unto the wants of man, even to the uttermost parts of the earth.” A beautiful way of saying, “They put fish in cans.”
Steamers Tahoma and Dalles City also make an appearance.
As today is Monday, I’ll add a mystery: Where was Warren’s cannery? I’ll give a hint: Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?