Railroad Station: Union Pacific Station, 1st and Cascade Sts., for Union Pacific
Bus Station: in Oak St., for Union Pacific Stages, Washington Motor Coaches.
Taxis: Fare ioc and 25c
Accommodations: Three hotels; auto camps.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 102 1/2 Oak St.
Motion Picture Houses: Two.
Tennis: High school courts open to public in summer.
Swimming: Koberg's Beach, 1 mi. E., near end of Hood River-White Salmon
Bridge; entrance fee 10c.
Golf: Hood River Golf Club, 6 m. SW. on Mountain View and Sunset Rds.,
9 holes, greens fee 35c.
Annual Events: Mt. Hood Climb, mid-July, sponsored by city and American
HOOD RIVER (154 alt., 2,757 pop.), seat of Hood River County
and business center for a noted fruit-growing region, rises on the steep
terraces of the Columbia River between the narrow and precipitous
Hood River and Indian Creek gorges. The business district occupies
the lower levels, and long flights of weather-beaten stairs climb the
cliffs on First and Eugene Streets, connecting the market places with
homes clinging to the sheer wall and resting on the heights above.
At almost every point the broad river below and Mount Adams, with
its flanking ranges on the Washington side, are visible.
From the lower part of town, Mount Hood, 26 miles south, is not
visible, but from the heights it is seen in full grandeur, its massive
bulk seeming almost at the door. Between the city and the mountain,
the orchards of the Hood River Valley stretch almost unbroken, a mass
of pinkish-white blossoms in spring, a sea of ruddy fruit in late sum-
mer and fall. The panorama is best viewed from the top of the Wash-
ington hills across the Columbia River—first the wide stream, then the
compact group of business houses on the south shore, then the resi-
dences atop the cliff, and, finally, the orchards blending into the base
of Mount Hood.
Throngs of visitors come to the city and its environs, especially in
summer, and make it their headquarters while exploring the clear
streams, green hills, and clean orchard land. When the harvest opens
in late August there is an influx of fruit pickers; and trucks, filled with
fresh fruit travel to warehouse and cannery, leaving behind the frag-
rant odor of ripened apples and pears.
Itinerant workers pour into Hood River at the opening of the fruit