Historic Hood River
This fine Reeves postcard shows the portion of the Columbia River Highway just west of the Twin Tunnels before it was paved in 1922. I’m sure we’ve all been to this spot many times, but so much has changed. Now there is a large rock catchment structure over part of this roadway, the hillside is covered with trees, and there is an interstate highway next to the railroad tracks.
You can certainly see why this segment of the highway was prone to rock slides.
There is a celebration of the centennial of the completion of this highway scheduled for this Saturday, 2-4PM in the Dalles. I’ll share the details shortly.