Historic Hood River
East Side Grade
I ran across this nice photo of the old road up the east side grade near the mouth of the Hood River. It turns out it was used for a Hood River Historical Society postcard in 1950-51. Here’s their accompanying text:
East Side Grade, about 1900:
This road was about the hardest to make as the hillside eroded constantly. This fence was built after Chris Dethman’s surry, team and family went over the bank one Sunday on the way from Hood River.
The early settlers had used it from 1860. The Immigrant Trail forded the river at the Indian Creek junction above here.
Interview Earl Bartmess, Ed Lage, Emma Koberg, Joe Horn, the Dethmans, John Mohr, Mrs. J. Wirrick, andd Mrs. Margurite Walter of Odell. John Cooper, Joe Dimmick, and Paul Aubert of Parkdale.
Mrs. Arline Moore of Hood River is Secretary of the Hood River Historical Society and she will help as she was born in Pine Grove.