Historic Hood River
I think this Ella May Davidson image of a railroad grade crossing was taken in Odell. We’ve seen advertising for “Corona Dry” before. It was a pesticide composed of lead arsenate which was used to protect apples from coddling moth. The sign indicates it was sold by Hood River Fruit Company.
Arlen L Sheldrake
here is hoping that the MHRR can be once again rescued. this receivership process dealing with the aftermath of Iowa Pacific's demise does not give me hope.
Thanks for showing today's view. I would not have placed this crossing in the correct place.
What humor to read about Corona Dry. When I was growing up, there was a wound treatment for animals, called Corona. I wonder if it had some of the same ingredients to protect the wound from insects.
Great insecticide. Beautiful apples. Horrible for people and soil.
I recall reading a magazine article by A.I. Mason talking about his apples being shipped crusted with the white chemical. Not a single worm in the shipment!
Your Google map is traveling South and today's picture is looking North. There was another image of the street in the archives. #687 Taken the same day as you can not see Mt Adams.
Thanks, OrMtnMaid. The shadows do appear to indicate the “sun” is somewhere behind us. Photo #687, while not a great scan, has the same building on the left side of the grade crossing, so it seems to verify we're looking at the same crossing. If you flip the street view around and look north, you can't really see the hills in the near background. Google Street views can be a bit deceptive because they use such a wide angle lens, so I will have to take a closer look next time I'm driving through Odell.
The old photo is definitely taken looking to the north. If you are familiar with Odell, after you cross the railroad track and go down the road aways it make a sharp turn to the left. It is shown in this photo.
Not looking to the north, but south …definiely.
Photos are confusing. The old one is looking down the street to the north. The newer photo is looking to the south towards Mt. Hood