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Tilt-Up Slab Building Construction; Medford Heights Townhouses Construction

Crane lifting wall segments into place of large tilt-up building, various views, closeups of crew, crane driver, pans across scene / / pan across construction site, wooded hill / sign: "Medford Heights Townhouses," buildings under construdtion

9-10-1969
Talent Achievement Day; Hedrick Junior High School

Facade of small wooden building with bell tower: "Talent City Hall 1899," with "Achievement Day" banner / man speaking outdoors at microphone, hands are shaken / pan across spectators standing, sitting in folding chairs, on grass / / view down residential street and Hedrick Junior High School, cars slowly passing school / schoolchildren walk, ride bikes past camera / child crossing guards wave traffic through, wave flags at nonexistent traffic / pans across mass of children and waiting school bus / older children flash peace signs at camera /

9-8-1969
Medford Traffic; PTA Meeting

Traffic on North Front Street, Medford, between Main and Sixth / traffic on East Main between Central and Front / closeup footage of cars passing by / / meeting scene, "PTA" slide projected on screen / speaker / woman speaks, holds up brochures

9-8-1969
Gold Hill Bike Race; Containerized Shipping

Black and white, silent: Kids milling about on bikes on Hwy. 99, Gold Hill during Gold Dust Days / bicycle racers lined up, man shoots pistol, they ride off / /

Color, completely faded to red, sound: Footage shot at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey: documentary about container shipping and automated freight handling, "a new age for international trade"

For more footage of 1969 Gold Hill Gold Dust Days, see SOHS Film No. 1611

9-5-1969
Open Irrigation Ditch in Residential Area; Elementary School Registration

Bend in irrigation ditch by building and orchard, pan up to sign: "No Trespassing, Rogue River Valley Irrigation District Right of Way" / view of ditch looking in other direction, residential area / different views of ditch passing by residences / / student crossing guard at street intersection, possibly Jackson Elementary / elementary students and parents filling out forms in classrooms

9-5-1969
Grass Fire; Replacing Jet Engine; Applegate School

Grass fire by road, East Medford area / lifting engine onto tail of AirWest jet airliner, Medford Airport / / pan across grass fire / closeup of burning weeds by fence / helicopter with bucket arrives / helicopter at low altitude, pan across countryside / copter returns / / sign: "Applegate School" / pan down from belfry to door / teacher in classroom, bored students / students at tables /

For footage of removing jet engine, see SOHS Film No. 1589

9-3-1969
Teens Wait for Rock Concert; Meeting

Pan across Miles Field from outside, teens standing in line / teens waiting at fence, pan across line / / Earl Miller shakes hands / VIPs sit down at table / young secretary / meeting around table / / various shots of teens lined up at Miles Field / rock band plays on flatbed trailer / more shots of teens standing in line schmoozing, milling about

For more of same footage of teens in line, see SOHS Film No. 1622

9-2-1969
Baseball Champions Depart; Shell Service Station; Fruit Sorting; Picnic

People filing into Medford Airport terminal / view down car rental, airline desks in terminal / people waiting under eaves and at gate / young men posing with baseball trophy, bats, "State Champs '69" jacket / well-wishers at gate / Shell service station at I-5 and Highway 62 and new pavement / view down Biddle Road, construction work widening it / mechanics in service station garage working under hood of Mustang / mechanic under car / backhoe unloading pipe, Far East Colony Restaurant, 4th and Front, Medford, in background / conveyor belt sorting fruit into bins in packing house yard / fork lift moves bin / East Main Street, Medford, future Vogel Plaza in background / / huge family picnic in county park

9-1-1969
Medford Dog Show

Miles Field covered with people, motorhomes and pavilions / man trots with greyhound as judges watch / man trots with Dalmatian / woman tries to get beagle to do trick, beagle stands / pan across field

9-1-1969
Teens in Line

Pans across teenagers standing in line outside Medford Armory

For more footage of teens in line and rock concert, see SOHS Film No. 1625

9-1-1969
Downtown Medford Traffic; Student Nurses Graduation

Arty closeups of cars passing camera / quick cuts of East Main Street Medford traffic, bathmat building and future Vogel Plaza in background / man parks, gets out of car, boys on bicycles ride past / / graduate nurses wearing corsages on stage, audience of nurses applauds / pan across audience / speaker at lectern / pan across audience / woman speaks / pan across room from rear

8-29-1969
Tagging Rogue River Salmon

Good color, silent: pan across mouth of Rogue River to bridge / small boat lays net across river / men on beach pull net taut / pulling net to shore / fish in net including sturgeon, small fish, salmon / sturgeon returned to river / gasping salmon displayed for camera / salmon quickly tagged, scale sample taken and returned to river

8-29-1969
Medford Water System Valve Installation

Man working in excavation of large water pipe, others watching / releasing water from valve / Y-valve in excavation with rebar for concrete foundations around it, parallel pipe in excavation nearby

Presumably installation of valve in supply pipe from Big Butte Springs for Medford Water Commission--possibly Martin pressure control station

8-28-1969
Mill Meeting; Convention

Man with clipboard speaks / view from outside of people assembled in (lumber?) mill building / closeup of German shepherd wandering grounds / VIP speaks / VIPs mingle / check is passed from hand to hand / pan across machinery in dark mill building / pan across outside of mill as attendees mingle / / pan across audience of mostly women, wearing nametags / audience stands, files out of building /

8-28-1969
Marines Basic Training

Young men and soldiers clustered on parking lot, ambulance in background / young men with numbers on their tee-shirts doing squat thrusts / drill instructor yells at recruits / rifles lined up on ground / sergeant instructs recruits with photos on easel / recruits do calisthenics and lift weights / barber shaves heads with electric clippers / recruits march in formation, palm trees in background (Camp Pendleton?) /recruit greets parents / VIP talks to recruits at attention / closeups of recruits / soldiers march in formation / Marines in formation / VIP hands book to Marine / soldiers march in formation /

8-27-1969
Farm Demolition; Downtown Coos Bay Street Work

Men in suits looking at plans as bulldozer clears ground behind them / pan across scene, bulldozer piling demolished farm building between Medford and Jacksonville / / men examine plans on construction site, "The Hub" in background / pan across Coos Bay U.S. Bank building, Western Union, excavation work on closed street / young men installing conduit in manhole / backhoe digging trench in street, "Fish, Poultry" and "Motorola" signs visible / barber watches from barber shop doorway / view down street, Chandler Hotel, "Skyroom" sign in background

8-26-1969
Preparation for Women's Equestrian Competition

Young women saddle horses, Jackson County Fairgrounds / woman in equitation garb on horse / woman attaches spurs to boots, saddles horse / women pose on horseback, lined up for camera

8-26-1969
SOTIA Meeting; Wigwam Burners; Oregon State Fair

Speaker at lectern / pan across luncheon meeting / Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association building exterior / wigwam burner, Central Point, Grange / another wigwam burner (Klamath County?), pan up smoke cloud / more shots of smoking burner / / Oregon State Fair entrance / woman poses with bouquet / Uncle Sam on stilts / carnival / horse race / small child / bagpiper / bagpipe band marching / 4-H banner / banner: "Theme: God & Country" / pavilion / Ferris wheel / small girl on carousel / ducks by tiny pond

8-25-1969
Meeting

Meeting in Medford city council chambers / pans across scene / speaker at microphone

8-22-1969
Helitanker Borate Bomber

Pilot connects electrical cable of bucket to twin-rotor helicopter N2855J / shots, pans of helicopter / "Command Helicopters" painted on door / 'copter powers up, takes off as man connects suspension cables to bucket / 'copter flies into distance / lands near camera / pilot confers

Color photos of N2855J Kaman H-43 Huskie in action here: https://www.ragay.nl/hidden/h43a-581839

8-22-1969
Gold Hill Gold Dust Days 1969

Adult bicyclists race down street / young bike riders mill about in middle of street, directed by VFW member, Texaco station in background / miniature Model T Ford on display near announcer on microphone / pan across booths / girl mugs for camera / Christian Church white elephant booth / Gold Hill Grange booth / shots of various booths / cotton candy booth / dunk tank First Baptist Church booth / pan across scene

For more footage of bike race, see SOHS Film No. 1628

8-22-1969
United Airlines Jet Pilot School; Meeting

Sound, color, faded to red: exterior shots of building / pilots in classroom / cockpit training mockups in large room / small jet takes off / cockpit shots / "school for jet executives" / / silent, black and white: people  sitting in stands, Medford city council chambers / shots of meeting participants

8-21-1969
Harry & David Pear Packing Plant; Meeting

Women sorting pears on conveyor belt / scenes in packing plant, women packing pears into boxes / filled boxes on conveyor belt / man weighing boxes / woman labeling boxes with Bear Creek labels / woman tying knot in plastic bag within boxes / view of packing floor from above / / meeting in Medford city council chambers / pan across participants / man with pointer and large map of Oregon / closeup of speaker

8-20-1969
Medford Eastwood IOOF Cemetery; Britt Children's Concert

Luncheon meeting: pan across participants / ranch house on Siskiyou Boulevard, Medford, IOOF cemetery hill in background (mausoleum lost in glare) / shots of cemetery--watered, mowed section, weedy section, sprinkler watering plot / closeup of Iradell Phipps monument / shots, pans across cemetery / shots of meeting participants / / adults and small children sitting on wooden benches, Britt Festival grounds / they get up, mill around grounds, children get on stage, examine instruments, talk to musicians

8-19-1969
Medford City Hall VIP; Medford Airport Air Show; Tricycle Races

VIP in office speaks to camera, walks off / he chats up secretary / sits behind desk, Medford City Hall / /  three private planes take off at once, Medford Airport, pan across field littered with private planes / biplanes take off / men push biplane into position / biplanes do slow flyby over runway / announcer on viewing stand / trophies awarded / / Baza'r department store parking lot, Medford, crowded with spectators / children race on tricycles toward camera

8-18-1969
Itchy Children; Jet Fighter

Pan across weedy field / suburban ranch house with small children in yard / woman points to, discusses field / small child / closeups of itchy children's legs / woman holding children, pan to field / men in meeting / speaker / / good color: Air Force officer explains jet fighter to VIP / VIP in cockpit / closeup of VIP /

8-15-1969
OSU Crop Lab; Fairgrounds Buildings; Livestock Auction

Good color: Men leave Hyslop Crop Science Laboratory building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, walk to cars / closeup of sign on building / men point at electrical box on pole by field / they examine recording device in field, examine crops  / / black and white: pan along Jackson County Fairground buildings / huge pile of grain or sand inside building / / / sheep let out of pen, pan to auctioneer / more sheep, men examine their teeth / auctioneer / /

8-14-1969
Truck Farm; Timber Sale; Medford Meeting

Man checks onions in field (Seven Oaks Farm?) / closeup of onions, pan down rows / checking tomatoes, pan down irrigation pipe / checking squash plants / man examines 10-foot-tall cornstalks / pounding stakes into field / closeup of farmer / / meeting scene, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / closeup of secretaries doing paperwork / timber sale tote board / buyers in audience / closeup of bid board / / meeting, Medford city council chambers / closeups of participants

8-13-1969
Actors on Street; Mill Creek Falls; Ashland Water System; Britt Festivals

Varsity sign, Varsity Theater, Ashland, pan down to theater patrons on street / Shakespeare banner on light standard / actors in Restoration costume walk down sidewalk to theater, down alley to back door of theater / / tourists in woods / sign: "Mill Creek Falls Viewpoint," pan to Boise Cascade logo on sign / Mill Creek Falls / water dashing on boulders, pan up falls / / man in woods, pan to cinderblock building (Ashland water system?) / man and boy enter building / men discuss recording gauge in building as boy stares at camera, pan down to valves / man and boy on street / / woman plays clarinet, Britt stage, pan across spectators / closeups of children on grass / man on stage assembles, discusses parts of oboe

See SOHS Film No. 1382 for simliar Shakespeare Festival event in 1968

8-12-1969
Clown Prince of Baseball; Medford Street Accident

Closeups of Max Patkin, "clown prince of baseball," in baseball uniform, clowning during night game, Miles Field / / Ford pickup on its side, West Main Street at Ivy, Medford / tow truck tows away station wagon / truck pulls pickup upright with cable / firemen wash away gasoline / policeman directing traffic

8-12-1969
Two-Car Accident; Ashland Groundbreaking

Police and bystanders at two-car accident on road in the woods / upended badly mangled VW beetle / / groundbreaking scene at real estate office on East Main Street south of Pioneer Street, Ashland /

8-11-1969
Borate Bomber Demonstration, Medford Airport

Closeups of engines starting on borate bomber / pan across tarmac, Medford Airport / discussion under wing of bomber / people climb ladder into cockpit / engines start / private plane taxis away, flies past camera / bomber takes off, dumps load near camera /

8-8-1969
National Guard Convoy; Medford City Council Meeting

National Guardsmen discussing over hood of jeep / National Guard trucks drive past camera / Guardsman climbs into vehicle / more trucks / NG vehicles enter freeway / / pans across meeting in Medford city council chambers, seats filled / speakers at microphone

8-8-1969
Jackson County Fairgrounds; Holiday Inn, Big Y Area

Pan across outside of arena, Jackson County Fairgrounds / silent interview with old man standing in front of fairgrounds office / / VIPs mingle in front of Holiday Inn, pan to Holiday Inn sign / slow pans across I-5 and Big Y area from a disstance, Holiday Inn, Baza'r, barn visible in distance /

8-7-1969
Bicycle Rodeo; Launching Model Rockets

Children on decorated bicycles lined up on school playground / they ride off, accompanied by man on horse / getting instruction / demonstrating accuracy stopping on painted line / / children launch model rockets, supervised by man in uniform / pan across spectators

8-7-1969
Luncheon Meeting; Meeting Meeting

Army officer smilingly addresses group at lectern / luncheon scene / closeup of old woman at microphone / / meeting in small room / shots of speakers sitting around table, including actual black man

8-6-1969
Rogue Valley Symphony Practice; Surplus Vehicle Auction

Man directs adult orchestra, U.S. Hotel ballroom / closeups, pans of director, musicians / / policeman, mechanic examine engineless automobile, other 1940s-early '60s cars parked in field / cop looks in windows /

8-6-1969
4-H Livestock Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds

Children bring rabbits to judging table, old Jackson County Fairgrounds pavilion / pan across young entrants and rabbits / adults in bleachers / children sweeping around cattle in barn / people waiting under banner: "Rogue River 4-H Dairy Club" / teens milling around cattle in pavilion, filling out forms / judging hogs / pans across scene, pans, closeups of crowd

8-5-1969
OSU Research Vessel Yaquina; VIP Tour of Wildlife Areas

Color, silent: Zoom out from beaver logo on smokestack / ship slowly draws away from camera, "Oregon State University" painted on side / slow zoom in on ship from distance / / Black and white: Earl Miller stands at table in Jackson County courthouse auditorium and speaks / different commissioner standing by table with slide projector / VIPs in TouVelle Park looking at Table Rock Road bridge and river / pan across VIPs standing in park parking lot / cars carrying VIPs leave TouVelle Park parking lot / man speaks to VIPs with bullhorn / VIPs stand by cars at different site, Table Rock in background / pan from (Denman Wildlife Area?) pond to VIPs / slow pan across berm separating ponds / VIPs on berm

For more footage of Yaquina see SOHS Film No. 1591

8-4-1969
Picking Pears; Medford Council Meets Commissioners; Rock Band at Britt

Man picking pears in orchard on ladder / closeup / woman picking while small blond children wander around below her / young man picking from ground / man on ladder, pan to bin full of pears / more of same / emptying bucket into bin / / pan across meeting in Medford city council chambers / Jackson County Commissioners file from seats into center of room as Earl Miller lights cigarette / closeup of Miller speaking / / pan across people seated on grassy hillside (Britt grounds?) to band set up on stage / telephoto shot of rock band playing, sign with (band members'?) names visible including Kirby Mills, David something

8-4-1969
OSU Research Vessel Yaquina

Fair color, silent: helicopter shot of white-painted ship at sea / painted on side: "Oregon State University" / from shore: ship enters ocean from river breakwater /

For more footage of Yaquina see SOHS Film No. 1593

8-1-1969
Local Rock Band; Shopping Center Petition

Teenage rock band playing on backyard outdoor stage / closeup of organ keyboard / frenetic drummer singing / closeup of flower-bedecked guitar / / entrance and sign, Baza'r department store--current site of Food 4 Less / teenage boy at folding table at door, woman signing petition / sign: "Medford Residents: Please Sign Petition in Favor of New Penney's Shopping Center Thank you!" / somber boy holding down papers on table

7-31-1969
Removing Jetliner Engine; Harvesting Grain

closeup of engine being removed from tail of AirWest jetliner with crane at Medford Airport / long shot / / combine at work in field, various angles / combine approaches cameraman / teenage boy driving combine with bandana over face

For more of same combine see SOHS Film No. 1588

For footage of replacing jet engine, see SOHS Film No. 1626

7-30-1969
Harvesting Grain; Miller's Egg Ranch

Men standing in field examining straw / tractor pulls load of straw from road onto field / offloading straw into thresher / stacked bags of grain / baling straw / sewing bags of grain / shot of harvested field / combine operating in field / closeup of combine at work / / woman uses vacuum to pick up dozens of eggs at a time to feed them into egg washer / cartons of eggs pour onto lazy susan: various brands including Miller's Pride / man displays printed styrofoam and paper pulp cartons / pan across egg factory buildings /

For more of same combine see SOHS Film No. 1589

7-30-1969
More Inscrutable Film; Medford Planning Commission

Teens walk through door from street into building / pan across teens in waiting room / examining newspaper / / men in office gathered around woman at telephone switchboard, talking, on phone, filling out forms / pan across men in lounge / / man at easel in Medford city council chambers / pans across men at tables--looks like planning commission meeting /

For more of teens see SOHS Film No. 1586

7-29-1969
Inscrutable Film

Teens examine newspaper in waiting room / nurse talks to them, they walk over to rack, pull and examine brochures

For more of teens see SOHS Film No. 1587

 

7-28-1969
Creek Water Temperature; Medford Airport Road Work

Meeting / / young boy takes temperature of rushing creek (Bear Creek?) / scenic shot of creek / closeup of thermometer / boy wades to camera / takes tempertaure with thermometer tied to stick, then on string / / Medford Airport, radar dome in distance / control tower in distance / signs: "Speed Zone Ahead, Speed 45 Miles" / "Do Not Enter," pan to control tower / more of same / airport access roads

7-25-1969
Meetings

Man speaking at small table / closeup / / meeting in Jackson County courthouse auditorium / closeup of speaker /

7-24-1969
North Riverside Accident; Transmitter Construction

Policeman holding compress on head wound of young man lying on North Riverside / ambulance with open door / / roofless concrete transmitter building on top of Mount Ashland, pan to rocky summit

For more footage of accident and transmitter building, see SOHS FIlm No. 1581

7-23-1969
Home Economics Dinner; Library Processing Center

Family sitting down to dinner at table in Home Economics kitchen / teenage daughter at table wearing nametag / she washes dishes / / VIP in office / woman at desk and table covered with paperbacks / she labels books / pan across book cases, stacks of books / woman on telephone at desk / woman puts plastic slipcovers on books / pans across office / more of same / sign: "Public Library of Medford & Jackson Co. Processing Center; Hours Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m." / exterior view of converted residence

7-23-1969

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