Historic Hood River
Powerdale Construction Camp
Arline Moore’s album may not have the best photographs but the captions make up for it. This caption gives full context: “Powerdale Construction Camp Winter 1915-16. The construction on the Hood River power plant was shut down fall of 1914 and was not resumed until after World War I. Only caretakers and workers at old plant were in the projects.” I think Max Moore was one of those workers.
Other pages in the album show a snowstorm which left up to six feet of snow on the streets downtown.
The reference to “World War I” means this album was assembled sometime after World War II, which explains some of the errors in details.