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Title (click to view details) Description Publication date
Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Men walk along sidewalk to utility truck / children run three-legged race / obstacle race /

For more footage of both stories, see SOHS Film No. 1518

6-3-1969
Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr; Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Medford City Hall building / sign on door: "Mayor -  City Manager" closeup of City Manager half of sign / outgoing city manager Gilbert Gutjahr answers phone, talks at length / / men examine excavation in field / Reddy Kilowatt sign on truck door: "Pacific Power & Light Company" / bucket of backhoe--presumably someone cut a power cable / / elementary school kids run obstacle course at sports field or park in hills / kids waiting and cavorting / running race / pan across spectators / handing out prizes or snacks

For more footage of Power Line Cut and School Field Day, see SOHS Film No. 1519

6-2-1969
University of Oregon Press Conference; Memorial Day Ceremony

Young couple speak at microphones in conference room, flanked by lawyers / university buildings / sign: "Johnson Hall," pan to building / pan on quad across other buildings, past statue / bearded students with bicycles / shots of students on campus / Onyx Bridge science building / / pan across soldiers at attention, I-5 viaduct in background / women hang wreaths on dais

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremony see SOHS Film No. 1515; for more University of Oregon footage, see SOHS Film No. 1514

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; Dumas Laundry Fire

Veterans carry wreath to flagpole / pan across colorguard, veterans at attention / vet speaks at microphone, pan up flagpole to flag / / fire engine / firemen with hoses inside industrial building as owner looks on  / fireman runs up ladder / dragging hoses out of Dumas Laundry, 32 North Riverside, Medford

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; 1969 Boatnik

Women hang wreaths on front of flag-bedecked dais, Hawthorne Park, Medford / Marines raise flag / army officer speaks at microphone, other officers wait on dais / color guard marches off, followed by speakers and audience / Main Street bridge, Medford / women drop flowers from bridge into Bear Creek / / rock band plays in dark pavilion, Riverside Park, Grants Pass / beauty queen is interviewed on radio / spectators on riverback / children row innertubes and rafts down and across river, drift boat passes

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremonies, see SOHS Film No. 1517

5-30-1969
University of Oregon; 1969 Boatnik

Onyx Bridge science building, University of Oregon / pan across sunbathers by Rogue River in Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Caveman Bridge in background / rock band playing in deep shade

5-30-1969
Deserted Diamond Lake

Pan along facade of deserted Diamond Lake Lodge / pan along lake / winding dirt road / sign: "Umpqua National Forest Campground, Diamond Lake" / ranger cabins / pickups parked along side road / pans across deserted campground / slow pan across lake / pan across resort buildings, campground, shore as seen from dock / view down empty highway

5-29-1969
Courthouse Meeting

Man speaking while sitting at table, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / dais / closeups of men at dais / audience / standing speaker, pan to dais / audience shots and pans /

5-28-1969
Vacant Ashland Field; Local Air Force Academy Graduate

Pan across field,  long line of boxcars on siding in distance, Ashland-Talent area / pan across field / pile of gravel on same field / street sign: Oak and Hersey Streets / car driving on West Main, Ashland / / good color: cadet at attention / Air Force Academy building / rapid-fire montage of shots of cadets and Air Force airplanes in action, graduation ceremony / inserted into montage is shot of one cadet, presumably a local boy

5-27-1969
Lithia Park Rock Concert

Rock 'n roll band playing at Lithia Park bandshell / closeups of musicians / pans across crowd sitting on grass, some dancing / closeups of dancers

5-26-1969
FFA Sheep Competition; Fishing Season

Eagle logo on building / people filing into building (Klamath County? Siskiyou County?) / interior: people lining up at buffet / eating at folding tables, one wearing FFA jacket / cutting meat with knives and bandsaw / children posing with lambs / man shearing sheep / crowd on bleachers watching shearing competition / dog herding sheep / bleachers / / cars with boat trailers parked along road next to lake / stringers of huge fish

5-26-1969
Factory Anniversary Observance

Governor Tom McCall speaking at lectern / pan across people dressed in suits standing and listening on factory floor, rolls of steel on shelves visible / Glenn Jackson speaks / audience applauds / long view of dais, banner: "Welcome to 50 Years of Progress" / different speaker / VIPs on dais / another speaker / another pan across audience / more of same / pans across audience from dais, ex-mayor Dunlevy visible / middle school orchestra plays / orchestra files off / McCall speaks again, holding "Oregon" coffee-table book

FMC Corporation logo on banner suggests the film may have been shot at their 646 S. Grape location, but I can't find that 1919 was a significant year for the company. Other logos: "AGM," "Standard"

5-26-1969
White City Water Tower; Airport Parking Construction

White City water tower / telephoto view of scaffolding on top / long view again / men working on railing / pan across Medford Airport / grader, front end loader at work at airport parking area / road grader with control tower in background / pan across construction scene to radome / surveyors

5-26-1969
Fishing at Diamond Lake; Ribbon Cutting

Closeup pan from stringer of fish to smiling young woman / two men in rowboat on lake / pan across lake crowded with fishing boats / closeups of boats and fishermen / shots from moving boat / boat and fishermen with fish at dock / charter fishing boat: "Joe DiBernardi, Diamond Lake" / man with clipboard / gas station/lodge, pan across boats at dock / man walks along dock toward camera / pan across boats and dock from shore / departing boat / stringer of fish on floor of boat / young women in cockpit of boat / more shots of boats and fishermen taken from boat / / VIP (probably Medford Mayor Singler) cuts metal ribbon with tin snips in dark building, transformers evident--apparently Standard Transformer Co., White City

5-26-1969
Medford I.O.O.F. Eastwood Cemetery

Pan across unkempt cemetery / man drives riding mower from cemetery to road, turns back into cemetery / pan across mowed cemetery to man mowing in distance / mausoleum / plaque on mausoleum wall: "I.O.O.F. Mausoleum; This Plaque Donated by Victoria Enders in Memory of Her Husband Frank L. Enders"

5-23-1969
Log Truck Accident

Men standing by overturned log truck / closeup of Medford policeman directing traffic, Big Y Shopping Center in background / people wandering around scattered logs, as trailer is righted / grinning driver mounts truck cab, "Chuck Strawn, Medford, Or." painted on truck door

5-22-1969
Meeting; KSOR Radio Studio

Man takes oath at meeting / pan across meeting room / closeups of new councilors or commissioners or whatever they are, pan across scene / / disk jockey at microphone / he drops needle on record / sign: "KSOR Control Room No Admittance" / dj from outside of booth, pan across tape decks, control panel / inside booth again / closeup of record turning

According to Medford Mail Tribune story 5/21/1969p7, KSOR went on the air at 5 p.m. that day--hours after the film was shot. The deejay is "Stan Nelson, senior physics major from Medford."
 

5-21-1969
Medford Council Meeting; Tour of Medford Police Department

Speaker, Medford City Council chambers / pan across councilors at square table / speaker returns to seats, new speaker walks to microphone / more of same / / men show small potted marijuana plant and drug paraphernalia to parents and young children ("paraphernalia" includes beaded necklace) / children wave at camera / closeup of plant / young policeman explains device with screen, sign on table reads "Laboratory Dark Room" / secretaries at typewriters, bank of file cabinets / sign: "Communications Room," "Radio" / policeman looks at display of firearms, knives

5-20-1969
Jackson County Commissioners Meeting

Out-of-focus closeups of people in audience / pan across audience / Jackson County commissioners at dais

5-19-1969
Deserted Diamond Lake Resort

Mountain reflected in still lake / pan along deserted resort, cabins, docks on lake shore / empty rental boats along dock / Standard gas sign on dockside building / two men on dock / swimming area / more of same

5-19-1969
California Missions, Bicentennial

Color, silent: people in period costume on horseback ride from Mission San Diego, California / group climbs stairs, San Diego bell tower in background / closeup of bell / pan up statue of Father Junipero Serra / U.S. flag on mission grounds / beauty shot of San Diego Mission facade / beauty shots of other missions' grounds, flowers / facade of Mission Santa Barbara / family enters mission / they examine mausoleum plaques / long shot of Mission San Carlos / shot of facade / tombs inside / facade shots of Mission San Francisco / graveyard / reenactors again, riding past giant cross / sign: "Mission San Carlos del Rio Carmelo" / Mission San Diego / / tight closeup of both sides of California Bicentennial seal

5-16-1969
Antique Show; River Meeting; Goodwill Opening

Sign on wooden building: "Jacksonville Antique Show and Sale" / preparing to unload trailer / interior: women unpacking antiques / displays of glassware, kitchen antiques / / Jackson County courthouse auditorium: people milling about before meeting / people examining composite aerial photo of river on wall / bored audience members as man speaks / full dais / / sign in store window, 301 South Front, Medford: "Goodwill Industries Opening" / men cut ribbon in doorway / Hank Henry gets in shot, films them / shoppers inside store, pans across interior

See film No. 1497 for more of river meeting

Per Larry Smith Jan. 5, 2019, the Jacksonville building is the Jacksonville Community Center, built from a Camp White building or buildings. The Jacksonville Inn demolished it for their parking lot.

5-15-1969
Rogue River Meeting

People closely examine composite aerial photo of river on wall of Jackson County auditorium / audience

See film No. 1498 for more of river meeting

5-15-1969
Wigwam Burner B Roll; Placing Concrete Beams

Wigwam burner, pan across lumber mill to wigwam burner with cyclones on top / "Olson Lawyer Lumber" on building / closeup of wigwam burner, pan to another / top of burner, pan down to chip conveyor / small pile of wood waste / first wigwam burners again, from different angle / / concrete structure on hilltop (reservoir?) under construction / pan down from crane to dirt road / semi trucks and road grader on road / hitching cable to front of truck, pulling it with road grader / concrete beams on trailer / placing concrete beams with crane

5-14-1969
Courthouse Meeting

Men at staff table during hearing or meeting, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / men explain map on wall / County Commissioner Earl Miller speaks /

5-13-1969
Radar Speed Enforcement; Red Cross Blood Drive

Shot through windshield of car driving on snowy road, inclinometer on dash / driver, pan to dash of car / key in ignition, driver's feet, CB radio / man in plainclothes on side of road operating radar / overexposed snow shot / driver behind wheel studying papers, pan to instruments on dash / sign, no snow: "City Limits Speed 35," pan to rural road / sign: "Speed Checked by Radar" / shots of empty rural road / / Red Cross blood drive: women waiting in chairs, served snacks by volunteer / woman waits with child on lap / woman waits at table / women in chairs eating snacks / women and nurses snack

5-12-1969
Forest Fire Talk; Agriculture Slide Show

People examine labeled forest fire fighting equipment in classroom / speaker at lectern / tight closeup of speaker / audience shot / / shots in darkened room of screen showing multi-image slide show about agriculture

5-9-1969
SOSC Graduation; Children in Pools; Red Cross Blood Drive

Pan across audience at Lithia Park bandshell / graduates sitting in front / closeups of grads / more crowd shots / professor at lectern / long shot of bandshell / more of crowd, graduates, now holding umbrellas / / young children paddling at edge of indoor pool, probably Medford YMCA, instructor backs off / children climb ladder out of pool / exterior of YMCA building / children in Hawthorne Park pool, several shots / / VIPs in folding chairs / man has blood pressure checked by nurse / nurse draws blood / men in suits chat with man on gurney as nurse draws blood /

5-9-1969
Senior Activity Center; Meeting; White City Water Tower

Man talking with woman on porch of "Evergreen House" under sign "Senior Activity Center" / pan across same meeting from SOHS Film No. 1490 / / long closeup of man speaking during meeting / pan across meeting, Earl Miller speaking / closeup of different man / more of same / / partly erected water tower, White City / telephoto closeups, pan / more of same, man visible at work high up

For more footage of Senior Activity Center/Evergreen House and first meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1490

5-8-1969
Evergreen House; Meeting; Red Cross Youth

Man talking with woman on porch of "Evergreen House," "You Are Welcome" written on porch blackboard / pan across senior citizens sitting at tables / trio of old ladies playing music on dulcimer, guitar and drums / women playing piano and accordion / man on trombone / / pans across meeting audience / pan across officials at folding-table dais / / young women singing, playing guitar / woman at display: "Aims of Red Cross Youth" displaying contents of Red Cross Christmas gift box

For more footage of Senior Activity Center/Evergreen House and meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1491

5-8-1969
County Commissioners Meeting; Elmo Stevenson Memorial; Log Trucks on Evans Creek Road

Audience sitting and finding seats in small room / Jackson County Commissioners at dais: Henry Padgham, Earl Miller, Rodney Keating, secretary / out-of-focus closeups of men in audience, pan across audience / written on blackboard: "Elmo Stevenson 1946-1969" / small audience in college gymnasium, hold on wife / choir sings / / log truck approaches on rural highway / view through windshield, driving down wooded highway / sign: Menthorn Road and East Evans Creek Road / pan from Menthorn Road sign to log truck driving by on Evans Creek Road

5-7-1969
Men at Firing Range

Men at firing range, Agate Lake area / view from behind shooter / men examine target / / man with rifle / view from behind as he shoots at target / row of men shooting pump shotguns / man examines target / view from behind shooter / man in suit fires shotgun, examines target / man fires shotgun from hip / more of same

5-6-1969
Children at Play; School Board Election; Dog Pound; Rotary Meeting

Elementary-school children mugging for camera / / "Vote Here" sign on mailbox, pan to school building and gymnasium / bicycles parked at elementary school playground, children frolicking for camera / / dog pound: dogs in cages / interior: woman displays puppy / small puppies and mother in enclosure / Chihuahua in cage / putting kittens in cage / audience and dais in school multipurpose room, large Rotary logo on stage / applause / slow pan across audience / speaker at lectern / pan across audience / "Welcome Rotarians" banner above entrance to building

5-5-1969
Mount Ashland Ski Lodge; Medford School Board Election; Children Playing

Good color, silent: pan from sky to Mount Ashland Ski Lodge to rental building / pan from Mount Ashland sign to mountain top / lodge / / black and white: "Vote Here" sign on mailbox / closeup of "Notice of School Election," Medford District 549C / man signs ledger, poll water countersigns / closeup of poll watcher grinning / checking names off ledger / putting ballot in box / pan across scene in gymnasium / elementary school children playing in field under supervision

5-5-1969
Christmas Party; Luncheon Meeting

Interiors: women greet each other at Christmas party / / man speaking at lectern / luncheon crowd applauds, slow pan across attendees / speaker again / pan along dais, applause / priest attending / different speakers

5-1-1969
Trial

Courtroom trial scene, lawyer speaking / out-of-focus closeup of lawyer / slow pan across audience /

5-1-1969
Bombing Vietnam

Color faded to red and yellow, sound: Vietnam: view of jungle from moving airplane / loading bomb painted with obscenities on Sikorsky Sky Crane helicopter / bomb dropped on jungle, loudly explodes / bomb dropped out back of cargo plane / explodes in jungle / views of craters

4-8-1969
Paper Pears; Bicycle Inspection; Pear Blossom Royalty Contest

Man and two boys carrying ladder walking down Main Street, Medford / they stop by street tree / closeup of "Pear Blossom Festival" small pear-shaped placard hanging from tree / closeup pan along Schwinn bicycle, pan to line of children with bikes in school playground / policeman inspecting bike / Asian boy walks bike away / closeup of policeman / inspecting loose bike chain / spinning wheels / woman writes on paper on clipboard / boy walks bike away/ checking girl's bike / more of same / pan along waiting children with bikes / pan across room full of seated parents and children / Pear Blossom king and queen seated in folding chairs / king and queen seated uncomfortably on stage while woman plays piano

4-7-1969
Anti-Sales Tax Message

Pan across wrecked car in ditch to sign: "Brophy's Pair-O-Dice Mobile Village," Shady Cove / police talk to witness or driver / / school board meeting, members with hands in air / pan across audience / more pans / looking over shoulder of board member / more of same

4-4-1969
Shady Cove Accident; School Board Meeting

Pan across wrecked car in ditch to sign: "Brophy's Pair-O-Dice Mobile Village," Shady Cove / police talk to witness or driver / / school board meeting, members with hands in air / pan across audience / more pans / looking over shoulder of board member / more of same

3-28-1969
Balloon Release at Wilson School B

Slow pan across field full of children holding balloons / children looking into sky and running, pointing / balloons in sky

3-10-1969
Balloon Release at Wilson School

Swam of elementary school children release balloons dangling papers on strings; camera follows balloons in sky / closeup of stamped postcard in plastic bag addressed to Joyce Worrell, Wilson School, Medford, Oregon, pull back to girl holding it and field of children with balloons

3-10-1969
Fluhrer Building Cleanup

Claw full of Fluhrer Building debris swings, dumps into dump truck twice

3-6-1969
Voting

"Vote Here" sign on door; door opens, people go in and out / poll watchers at polling station / voters give ballots to watcher, she puts them in ballot box / more of same

3-5-1969
Fluhrer Building Wreckage; School Board; Elementary School Playground

Slow pan across Fluhrer Building wreckage from roof of U.S. Bank / crane with claw dismantling wreckage / fire marshals on sidewalk watching crane at work / claw swings to dump truck / / pan across meeting / elementary school children playing on playground--looks like Jefferson Elementary, Medford / girls playing hopscotch / empty playground / children on swings, mugging for camera / pan across busy playground / empty playground / children on slide / pan across empty playground / children swarming on jungle gym /

3-5-1969
Fluhrer Building Fire Damage; Oil Industry Exec on Spills

Pan across burned wreckage of Fluhrer building from roof of U.S. Bank / crane lifting debris into dump truck, Craterian in background / / faded color, sound: executive in interview says his industry is committed to cleaning up oil spills, "Nobody wants an oil spill."

3-5-1969
Woman Drives Bulldozer; Courthouse Meeting

Woman at controls of bulldozer / she drives while being instructed by man standing beside her / speaker at lectern / /.different speaker, Jackson County courthouse auditorium / slow pan across listeners / speaker again (film badly developed) / listeners again, man lights cigarette

2-27-1969
Airplane Crash; Biddle Road Work

State police and reporters hike uphill from private Cessna 150G airplane N22088 crashed alongside rural road / people examining wreckage / various shots of wreckage / man carries nose wheel to car / / street sign: Jackson and Biddle, pan to traffic on Biddle / site work alongside Interstate 5, pan to power shovel and bulldozers / traffic entering Jackson, pan to site work / Biddle Road looking north / Shell station at 2001 Biddle, pan to Biddle looking south / interstate directional sign at Biddle and Hwy. 62 / views through windshield of moving car on various segments of Biddle Road, ending at Medford Airport

According to a photo caption in the Medford Mail Tribune 5/15/1969p9, Biddle was being widened from Jackson Street to the Crater Lake interchange. Part of the project was installation of a 54-inch pipe, "part of the Upper Bear Creek interceptor sewer system."

2-27-1969
Medford Airport Control Tower

Pan across interior of control tower, Medford Airport / closeup of air tower controller / private aircraft on tarmac seen from tower / Rogue Valley Skyways hangar telephoto shot, pan across private aircraft including N9196P, N3111A / interior of tower again / United jetliner at gate

2-27-1969
Surveying; Senior Citizens Home; Mark Hatfield Speaks

Man demonstrates surveying or other inscrutable practice at construction site along Highway 62 (?) / / pan across dining room full of senior citizens / man cuts "Happy Valentine's Day" cake / seniors play on shuffleboard arcade game / / Senator Mark Hatfield at lectern (out of focus), luncheon / pan across audience, Hank Henry present

2-14-1969

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