Historic Hood River
“Old Pipeline above Powerdale”
In addition to some 2500 Alva Day negatives, we have a couple of hundred prints with typed or handwritten captions by Alva Day himself. This is one of the rare prints whose negative isn’t in our collection.
The handwritten caption describes this as “Old pipe line above Powerdale.” I’m at a loss to explain exactly where this was. There is a vertical section of pipe which I am guessing had something to do with responding to fluctuations in water flow, which I would expect at the lower end of the project, but I can’t figure out how this location relates to the lower end of the project with its powerhouse. Any ideas?
Here’s a good view of lower Powerdale site for reference.