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Hidden History: VANPORT FLOOD

The History Museum of Hood River County 300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River

Vanport: A Community on the Move with Mariah Rocker of Oregon Black Pioneers. During WWII, the influx of industrial labor in Portland lead to the creation of the largest federal housing project in history at that time: Vanport. In the early 1940s, this diverse community was the second-largest city in Oregon. By 1948, a devastating […]

Annual Fundraiser

The Ruins 13 Railroad Street, Hood River

Support your local History Museum and help us celebrate 10 years of The Hood River Heritage Council!

Hidden History and Fruit Label Swap

The History Museum of Hood River County 300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River

From mid-1890 until the late 1960’s fruit from the Columbia Gorge was shipped in wood boxes with colorful paper labels pasted to the ends. The labels were attractive images to entice buyers in fruit auction houses and customers at local grocery stores. Fruit labels varied in themes – some had pastoral scenes of the orchards […]

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