Celebrating a birthday in the 1960s and 70s in Southern Oregon was always special if you got a pink champagne birthday cake from the Rogue Bakery in Phoenix, Ore. The shop along South Pacific Highway was owned by Dick and Lillian Hendrix, who had operated bakeries from Alaska to Wyoming
If Lillian Parson were still manager of the War Eagle Mine in northern Jackson County, as she had been in the 1940s, she’d probably oppose stopping work for a clean-up suggested by the Department of Environmental Quality. That’s the way she was, too busy to stop working for anything.
Snow-capped, 14,180-foot-high Mount Shasta has always attracted those pursuing the spiritual or the supernatural. Some seek Bigfoot. Native Americans consider it a sacred place. Others believe it is inhabited by Lemurians, ancient, peaceful beings who live inside the mountai
A well-used bridge across the Illinois River south of Cave Junction near Takilma, Ore., was blown up around the turn of the 20th century by a Josephine county commissioner who unilaterally declared it unsafe.
More than 2,000 mouths chomped down on the world’s largest pear pie at the 1936 Pear and Tomato Festival in Talent, Ore. Festival-goers consumed it in the evening after admiring it all day as the fair’s central attraction.
Airliner landing, not at a local airport / schoolchildren at Medford Airport / United airliner taxis up to gate / closeup of passengers disembarking / inside empty airliner / / bank grand opening, Ashland / pan across spectators in parking lot / speakers at lectern / other speakers / / showing horses inside auction pavilion / spectators / / young women (starlets?) in speedboat on lake / sheepdog / closeup of driver / movie set from SOHS Film 955, "The Way West": ferry, burned cabin / they line up in front of wagon, then ruins and wave at camera / group on horseback arrives
Shots of wild area of (Rogue?) river from helicopter / pan from pilot to river / / huge children's banquet in gymnasium, banner reads: "Medford Safety Council Annual Awards Banquet" / signs at tables: "Roosevelt," "Lincoln" / / police examine homemade dummy bombs
silent: large group of men and policemen walk across field, Agate Lake area / explosion in distance / pan across men, pan down to shallow hole in ground, they examine remains of bomb / / black and white footage on color stock, completely faded to red, intermittent sound: Alexander Graham Bell, early telephone / teenage boy, women telephone operators (with chatter sound effect) / stringing early telephone wires / bear inexplicably climbs telephone pole / men wave hats to celebrate "San Francisco-New York" telephone line at "Nevada-Utah State Line" / men work on, test Telstar satellite / Pres
VIPs schmooze in classroom (school board?) / meeting, pans across dais, audience / dais laughs / / probably a film set for "The Way West": men examine burned house in hills / pan across ruins, stone chimney / dock on river, men on horses, rude ferry (burned house in background) / men ride onto ferry / men ride off ferry toward camera / half-burned horse-drawn wagon near ruins / men work on hewing timbers / parking area, truck trailer painted "Hawthorne Christian Schools Mobile Science Unit" / side of truck painted "Rolly Harper, Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, Columbia Pictures Corpora
Truck in ditch by Table Rock Road near railroad / RR crossing sign, pan down to broken-off signal / locomotive passes / RR equipment, men at work on crossing, traffic passing, Upper Table Rock in background / / child crossing guards in matching raincoats leave entrance of Jackson School in rain / guards at their posts / closeup of very serious crossing guard / children crossing / / fountain, Medford Center shopping center / closeup of excavation, pan to grown tree on back of flatbed truck / crane picks up tree, lowers it into hole / VIPs shake hands with tree in background, pan up tree