Historic Hood River
Lost Lake Road Scene/ Where’s Waldo
The construction of a good road up to Lost Lake was a major event in the valley, so it’s not surprising we have many photos in our collection of people visiting the road. My favorite is still this view of Fred Donnerberg with motorcycle and dynamite, but this gives some good perspective on the work of traversing this tough terrain. When I zoomed in to the man on the right, I found it was our old friend J.H. Fredricy with a cigar between his fingers. Fredricy pops up in so many of our images that Matt and I used to joke about him being as common as views of the Devils Punch Bowl. Since Fredricy was a friend of Alva Day (and fellow Game Protective Association Board member) it’s not surprising he was in many Alva Day photos, but he also pops up in all sorts of random images like this.
Fredricy was the OR&N Co. rail depot station master, as shown in this view.