Ashland, Lake of the Woods

16mm film reels, Watkins family donation

Donated to SOHS April 2015; returned to donor for professional film transfer


Label on reel: "Ashland OR abt 1930"

Title card: "Crater Lake on a Rainy Day"

- Pan across lake at water level

- Pan at rim level

Title card: "Mill Creek Falls en Route to Crater Lake"

- Pans up and down falls from mid-level

Title card: "Betty-Buddy and Jimmy Attending Washington Public School, Ashland, Oregon"

- Pans across student body lined up before camera

- Shot of faculty

- Children are dismissed

Title card: "Betty's Class Going to Bible School in Methodist Church"

- Students walk before camera holding hands two by two

- Brief shot of church with cast-iron fountain

- Children do exercises

- Children stand holding hands in large circle

- Children play during recess'

Title card: "Mrs. Ann Hill Russell, Noted Pioneer, Ninety Years Young"

- Long shot of Russell carving headstone

- Closeup of her face as she carves

- Children stand before Lincoln statue in Lithia Park

- Children run in front of Butler-Perozzi fountain, Lithia Park

- Swans and ducks in pond

- Children walk on millrace path, float boat down millrace, play catch


Label on reel: "Lake / Woods"

Inside end of reel very brittle

- Young children (Betty, Bud and Jim?) play in water at Lake of the Woods

- Children wave at camera from cabin steps

- Long shot of Lake of the Woods with dock and Mt. McLoughlin visible

- Family row by in rowboat

- Playing and mugging for camera with lake and mountain in background

- Beauty shot of lake and mountain

- Motorboat races by

- More mugging, rowing, swimming, motorboats

- Children do cartwheels

- Long shot of sailboat on lake

- Sailboat nears camera, comes about

- Ashland (?) house

- Swan and fountain in Lithia Park pond

- Children frolic on grass in park, at Butler-Perozzi fountain, pose with hydrangea

- More swan shots


Label on reel: "Picking wild / Flowers / Grandma R / Jim Betty / Pat"

- Circa 1930 cars drive by on highway

- Young men and women picking flowers in field, no trees visible

- Closeups of flowers--lupines (?), poppies

- Pan across field and mountains

- Extreme closeups of flowers

- Several shots badly out of focus

- Closeup of sitting cat

- Young people frolic by pond, on rocks, in park

- Pan across field

- Woman in fur coat holds cat

- Boy holds cat

- Boys push soapbox racer down driveway

- More cat shots

- Pans of large school buildings

- Pan inside machine shop or factory

- Shot of large electric arc


Label on reel: "Bud, Betsy, Jim / Kids Playing abt 1928"

- Pan across facade of building (school?)

- Teenage girls walk on grass before camera

- Girls walk along pond

- Girls ride playground merry-go-round

- Girls dance, serpentine single file

- Girls dance in circle

- Group watches swan in pond

- Shots of people walking in park

- Children playing at edge of pond

- Pan of adults sitting in park

- Boys running in open field

- Boys in three-legged race

- Boys in wheelbarrow race

- Small children play ring around the rosie

- Boys in potato sack race

- Girls in foot race

- Girls in spoon-and-egg race

- Children in crawling race

- Children playing with toys

- Boys doing somersaults

- Parade (Fourth of July?) with Uncle Sam, band

- Marching soldiers

- Banners advertising dance in Lithia Park, Franklin Library

- Children pulling wagon decorated as circus wild animal cage

- Dog pulling wagon

- Floats

- Decorated cars

- Closeup of Ann Hill Russell Hill smiling, talking


Label on reel: "Bud, Betsy, Jim abt 1927"

- Three children (Bud, Betsy and Jim?--around 10 yrs. old) playing with hen and chicks

- Kids make chicks go down wooden slide, then follow

- Backyard rabbits and hen interact

- Children chase rabbits

- Children in tire swing

- Neighborhood kids parade with small flag past tent

- Kids play ring around the rosie

- Kids play backyard baseball

- Two young deer with bell collars frolicking, being hand fed

- Beauty shots of mountains

- 360-degree pans of mountains, Pilot Rock--360-degree pans in Siskiyous

- Kids play leapfrog


Label on reel: "Betty, Bud, Jim abt 1927--Ranch"

- Upside-down shot of railroad tracks

- Biplanes taxiing and taking off at Medford airport--logos on sides should be legible when digitized

- Children play with dog

- Young tame deer

- Monkey, fox and rabbit in cage together

- Sulky races at Medford fairgrounds

- Bucking bronco on fairgrounds racetrack

- Monkey on ground

- Dog and Jersey heifer interact

- Dairy herd

- Turtles slide off rock into pond

- Ducks

- Closeup of bull

- Sheep run past camera

- Logs are fed into lumber mill

- Plank emerges from mill

- Cutoff saw trims ends of planks

- Dignitaries outside mill, Hyster in background

- Party on top of Mount Ashland--hiking, rock climbing and scenery shots

- Family searching for/picking something in bare field--Agate Desert?

- Children in creek

- Covered bridge

- Children with kittens

- Family car


Label on reel: "Ashland Park 1929"

- Kids sledding down snowy street

- Kids throwing snow at camera, making snowman, playing in snow

- Swans in snowy pond

- Dam in Ashland Creek

- Many beauty shots of Lithia Park in snow

- Swan chases ducks out of pond into snow

- Elk in Lithia Park zoo

- Butler-Perozzi fountain in snow

- Swans, ducks, kids running in park, elk in velvet in spring


Label on reel: "7-T. Ranch / Park / FISH"

- Teenagers climbing rocks

- Pan across valley from Lower Table Rock

- Walking down trail

- Young boys turning over rocks

- Kids using huge rhubarb leaves as umbrellas

- Landing trout into rowboat

- Picnic with campfire

- Old men (G.A.R.?) pose with American flag in front of truck decorated for parade

- Soldiers march down street past Peil's Vehicle & Implement House

- Color guard precedes truck with old men on bed; truck has Whittle Transfer Co. painted on door

- Women march with flags

- Children march

- Dignitaries dedicate and orate in front of large stone monument, cover it with flowers

- Honor guard fires salute

- Closeup pan of G.A.R. guys in front of monument

- Monument dedication speeches--in "commemoration of all who served in defense of the flag since the birth of the nation, erected by patriotic citizens of Ashland: American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars, World War"

- Rifle salute

- Closeup pan across veterans


Color film begins, 1970s

- Family with small children walks from apartment building/motel to pool

- They play in water

- Colorful sunset

- Group walks along sidewalk by Safeway store, past mural

- Middle-aged people in park

- Group of men examine map by side of road

- Men pose on steps of building

- Small children emerge from house, grin at camera

Box or location: 

On Hard Drive

Description on can: 

No Can

Date of film creation or publication: 



Watkins family?

Length of film: 


Notes or comments: 

First 28 minutes grainy black and white; remainder good color


Magnetic sound