Historic Hood River
Not So Manicured
The caption on this image is “Columbia Gorge Hotel 1936-1946.” We’re used to seeing this stately hotel surrounded by manicured grounds, but there were several periods when that was not the case. This is a view of the gate off the Columbia River Highway, many years before the construction of I-84 past the site.
I do not know the identity of the woman in the image. The only other detail I can share is the sign posted on the tree says “No Hunting.”