Historic Hood River
Canned Wind, circa 1990
History keeps happening, so the History Museum keeps collecting. I remember when these cans of “Columbia Gorge Wind” were on the shelves of souvenir shops on Oak Street. Fortunately someone thought to send one to the museum where I found it waiting to be photographed, entered into the database, and stored in the archives. I enjoy imagining the 22nd century version of me running across this and trying to figure out what to make of it. Hopefully we’ll leave enough clues he’ll have a chance.
If anyone knows some details about who came up with the idea for the can of wind, let me know so I can add it to the record for this artifact.