Historic Hood River
I don’t think we’ve seen this clear a view of the dam and mill pond at Dee before. It’s also a good view of the worker housing.
This image is circa 1918. I’m not sure where the photographer was standing.
There is some good reading at this link about the lumber industry in both the Hood River and Little White Salmon area. It is 119 pages, but full of information, written by Clem L Pope.
“SWITCHBACK TO THE TIMBER
A very similar photo, without logs in the pond, is on page 89 at the above link.
The lower end of the logging RR seen crossing the river I assume was for loading finished product and connecting to the HRRR
He would have been standing on the road to Dee Flat or above the road. Looking across you can see some boxcars in front of the store and also far right the hotel. We lived in the two end houses in the mid 50s .
When the mill burned the first time did ALL those buildings succumb to the fire?
That lodge is HUGE. Only building I have seen that large is lodges in national parks. That would have been quite a conflagration in itself. Do you have any pictures of either of the burns?