Historic Hood River
This Davidson image, circa 1915, shows the “new” Hood River Depot and the Gerdes Hotel, as well as the low-lying land east of the Hood River delta. I’m surprised how many houses and structures there are down in the flood plain near what is now the southern landing of the Hood River- White Salmon Interstate Bridge.
The billboard which would greet rail passengers at the depot advertises real estate in Mosier. It says, “Mosier View Orchards Most Valuable on Earth/ Devlin and Fi?ebaugh.”
The frosting of snow on the Washington hills is a good reminder of what’s to come.