Historic Hood River
Metsker the Map Man
Charles Metsker started making maps of the Pacific Northwest in 1901. This page from his 1931 atlas of Hood River County shows his skill as a mapmaker. This view of the Parkdale area shows not only all the roads, rivers, and geological features, it includes property ownership. Because of this detail these maps are a valuable resource for people researching the history of their property or family farms.