Historic Hood River
Not sure if we’ve seen this Davidson image before. It looks to me like a newly built homestead on the east side of the Hood River Valley. There’s a nicely fenced front yard to keep the animals away from the house, and a small fenced backyard with barn for the livestock. It looks like they have taken advantage of a burn in the past decade or two to save them from the hard work of clearing the land. My best guess is this was sometime around 1915, with the burn around 1900.
Loos to me like it could be almost anywhere, tucked into a hillside.
Definitely an area that saw a fire many years before this.
If the Davidsons were native to Pine Grove area or Neal cr, widow Flat, I could imagine it.
I am going to make a guess this was a natural clearing or meadow to start with.
Oops- autocorrect put widow- of course I meant Willow Flat.