Historic Hood River
Viento Depot Detail
We saw this image a while ago but it’s worth zooming in to see more detail. This is the depot at Viento, home of the Oregon Lumber Company mill circa 1900. This lumber started at logs high up along the Little White Salmon River. It went through the first stages of processing at the Chenowith Mill, then traveled by the flume to the Columbia, where the tug Pearl pulled it across the river to the Viento mill for final processing.
This passenger train won’t be picking up any freight, but you can be sure all this lumber traveled by rail to markets around the region.