Historic Hood River
Columbia River Highway Dedication
The Columbia River Highway was dedicated with this ceremony at the Vista House on May 5, 1918. We know several Hood Riverites are in the crowd because we have their own photos of the event. Why didn’t I use one of them instead of this postcard? While I’ve got good tools to clean up scans before sharing them with you, sometimes it nice to start with an image that is in focus, well-composed, not crooked, and properly exposed.
Vista House has recently undergone a major renovation. Here’s a more recent view.