The stream currently known as Hood River was encountered by Lewis and Clark on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1805.
Hood River Valley is famed for apples and pears, which producers there ship in large quantities. The name Dog River is now attached to a small stream that heads in Brooks Meadows about eight miles southeast of Parkdale and flows into East Fork Hood River. In Oct. 1852, an advertisement in the Oregonian says that a road had been cleared from “Dog River to the ferry,” which was one of the first on the Columbia. The name Hood River appears on a map as early as 1856.
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