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Civil Defense Army Duck at Emigrant Lake

DKW amphibious vehicle painted white with Civil Defense logo, drives into Emigrant Lake / view of driving into lake from front of duck / same view, driving out of lake, back in again, back out again

1-24-1966
Ice Fishing, Lake of the Woods

Long shot of ice fishers on Lake of the Woods, Mt. McLoughlin in background / family with small children fishing / fish flopping on ice / shots of individual fishermen, pans / family on ice skates with toboggan / man displays large stringer of fish / boys display their catch / boy pulls fish from hole, displays for camera / man chops hole with ax

1-9-1967
Grand Opening Medford Gas Station; Color Photocopier Demonstration

VIPs standing in front of new Shell service station, pan up to sign / Model A Ford drives through enormous paper imprinted with Shell logo, VIPs applaud / repeat of same / Mayor Dunlevy and other VIPs schmooze, wander around, shake hands, pan up to Shell sign / gassing up car / / color, faded to red and yellow: woman places paper on Xerox color photocopier, she removes color copy and compares it with original for camera / she places successive color pages in front of camera / view of photocopier

10-23-1968
Bear at Crater Lake

Bear wanders around Crater Lake buildings and parking lot in snow / bear eats from trash can

10-25-1966
Removing Ashland Parking Meters

Man in hard hat beats parking meter with hammer, removes head / pan across pickup bed full of parking meters / removing another meter, East Main Street near Plaza, Ashland, Bob's Lunch, 58 E. Main, visible in background / vacant meter pole

10-31-1968
Police Dog Training Demonstration

White City county yards: Four policemen pose with police dogs / they walk away, dogs come on command / dogs go through obstacle course / dog attacks man's padded arm / more of same / dog leaps from police station wagon

11-1-1967
Medford Veterans Day Parade

Majorettes marching on East Main Street, Medford in rain, Fluhrer Building, Standard & Brown in background / closeup of unhappy majorettes / color guard, Burelson's, Burk's, Lamport's, Arcade in background / VFW veterans carrying flags, Michelle's in background / drum majorettes followed by Medford High School band / closed cars (no convertibles) with signs on side carrying dignitaries / shot of sparse crowd / different high school band, Brainerd's and Crater National Bank in background / Veterans Domiciliary ambulance / VA truck float: “Peace Thru Freedom for All” / color guard / Medford Voiture 165 “locomotive” float / Bill Kerns, Dick Orr VIP car / Crater High School band, HFC Loans, Brown's Cafe, Grotto, Goldy Building in background / Salvation Army tambourine band / Girl Scouts / sailors / Cub Scouts / damp crowd / Pioneer Village stagecoach

11-12-1968
How to Use Vot-o-matic Voting Machine

Closeup of Vot-o-matic / woman holds cards up / closeup of insertion of card, punching, turning page / extreme closeup of punching / clerks with punch cards / card sorter / printer / punching again

See Medford Mail Tribune, May 1, 1966, page 4; May 26, 1968, page C4; November 8, 1966, page 1 (caption)

11-7-1966
Cub Scouts Deliver Toys to Firemen

Cub scouts in uniform unload toys from pickups onto downtown fire station lot

12-13-1965
Crowds See Titan II and Navy Electra, Medford Airport

Line of people enter side of missile to enter museum / shot of missile museum from control tower / Electra flies by, lands / woman poses with pilot / pans across line of people waiting / interior exhibits: flight suit, missile models, film of Titan II leaving launch pad

"Spectators will see the Air Force missile story told in slides and films while standing inside an actual ICBM." "A display case of large scale models shows the growth of missiles from Thor to Titan IIIC. A three-dimensional diorama shows the underground complex of a Titan ICBM site." All Project Gemini flights were made with the Titan II. (Ashland Tidings, December 2, 1965, page 10)

The airplane on display is the Navy version of the Lockheed Electra L-188 airliner, the P-3 Orion anti-submarine and surveillance craft. The boom on the tail was used for magnetic detection of submarines.

See Medford Mail Tribune December 1, 1965, page 3; December 17, page 1; December 19, page 11.

12-20-1965
Downtown Medford Christmas Traffic; Christmas Highway Safety Footage

Policeman directs traffic, twilight,  East Main Street at Central, Medford / businesses visible in background: Alexander & Brown Insurance, Crater National Bank, The Arcade, Brainerd's Photo, Robinson Hotel, First National Bank, Tallman, Purucker's Music, First California Company, Medford Lock & Key, Burk's / heavy traffic on South Central, pan to policeman (telephoto shots to compress traffic) / more traffic shots, Main and Central, Medford / / color, silent, completely faded to red: all night shots: Christmas decoration, crowded freeway, driver stops at toll booth with sign: "Stay Alert, , Stay Alive, Stop Often for Coffee Safety" / driving in tunnel, city traffic

12-22-1967
Medford Firemen Repair Bicycles, Toys

Pan across parking lot filled with broken bicycles, tricycles, pedal cars / men in coveralls repairing, painting same / pan across repaired toys

12-3-1965
Ashland Fire Department Rescue Unit / Mount Ashland Ski Patrol Demonstration

Brief pan across audience of adults wearing name tags / / Ashland fireman shows off "Salvage and Rescue" van / points to lights / opens doors / firemen schmooze, discuss van / / woman in parka sitting in snow / man pulls sled up to her / men gently roll her onto sled / they wrap her in blankets, tarp, pull her away

12-9-1966
Jacksonville Storefront Museum; Shriner Parade; Christmas Tree Lot

People polishing wood cook stove in museum display / “Ye Olde Bakery Shop” sign in window, pan to woman on sidewalk / cakes in shop window / pan across exhibit / / Ashland Shriner band parading on East Main Street, Medford, under viaduct with U.S., Canada and Mexico flags / Ray Frisbie dignitary car / Shriner drum band / Shriners on bicycles / / woman examining Christmas tree in lot / closeup of woman / conferring with tree seller / rejecting skimpy tree / paying seller / closeup of hand examining foliage

 

12-9-1968
Boatnik Footage

Bright color (a little dark), many scenes: Boatnik or speedboat races, rural Rogue River, Josephine County / sign: "Grants Pass Active Club" / finish line of Boatnik races as viewed from Riverside Park, Grants Pass / drivers get out of boats, smoke, talk / winner awarded trophy, poses, pan across Boatnik Queen court / rural river: fishing boat motors up river, speedboats, fishing boats pass / more Caveman Bridge-Riverside Park race scenes / pan across spectators on river bank / / official observers on river bank with radio

1960s
Mount Ashland Chair Lift Tested

Closeup of "Tucker Sno-Cat" painted on vehicle door, pan up to Mount Ashland / view through Sno-Cat windoshield / pulleys of chair lift turning / workers load sandbags onto chairs / pan up chairlift in operation / more sandbags, more testing

2-19-1965
Army Medal Presentation at Santo Center, Medford

Soldiers at attention, Santo Center, Medford / officer at lectern, color guard, assembled soldiers / Ish-Baker House visible in background / officer presents medal and papers to soldier, shakes his hand / soldier displays bronze star to mother and siblings / color guard marches off / company marches off / officers salute

2-5-1968
Medford Police Destroy Slot Machine

Policemen at Jacksonville dump bang away at electronic slot machine with small hammers / bulldozer backs over remnants

3-25-1966
Opening of Ashland Fire Station #2

Official in fire hat cuts ribbon across fire station garage door as fire chief looks on / fireman at pot on stove, dishes out food / officials sit in antique fire engine / firemen's dormitory / officials at buffet line / fire truck cabs simultaneously tip forward to reveal engines / closeups of engines / closing hoods / antique fire engines, long shot of fire station

3-31-1966
George Romney Quits Presidential Race; Smudgepots Burning; Lassie TV Show Promo

Black and white, silent: Headline of Oregonian: "Romney Quits Presidential Race" / photo of Romney on front page / similar headline and photo, Oregon Journal / / night, from moving car: orchard smudge fires / same from standstill / / sound, color, completely faded to red: "As exciting as all outdoors--follow Lassie!" promo for Lassie show / Lassie drops tree with cougar in it / braves windstorm, avalanche

3-8-1968
Medford Bicycle Inspection at Jefferson Elementary School

Letters on building: "Jefferson," pan down to doors / elementary school children with bicycles, orchard in background / policeman examines boy's fancy bike with saddlebags, headlight and Mattel V-rroom noisemaker / closeup of woman with clipboard taking notes

Program was in participation with the Medford Junior Women's Club. See article in Medford Mail Tribune, March 7, 1965, page 9.

3-9-1965
Bobby Kennedy at Medford Airport

Four-propeller United airliner taxis to gate, Medford Airport / big crowd waiting at gate / passengers disembarking / Robert Kennedy disembarking, diving into crowd / Kennedy mobbed under wing of airplane / Kennedy addressing crowd at microphone / pan across crowd, Medford terminal

See SOHS Films Nos. 1315 and 1324 for footage of RFK in Medford in May 1968

See SOHS Film No. 1329 for footage of RFK memorial service

Per Erich Reeder, November 5, 2019:

0:06 Man in white trench coat is Thomas J. Reeder, RFK's Jackson County campaign manager

0:10 Woman in sunglasses is Joan Redden, wife of Judge James Redden, then Minority Leader in the Oregon House

1:26 James Redden is the leftmost of the two balding men in dark-rimmed glasses

Per Tam Moore, November 5, 2019:

He recalls shooting this footage. Due to the crowd, John Darling stood by with a bicycle to deliver the film to KOBI studios, then where the Rogue Valley Mall is today.

4-17-1968
Rotary Snow Plow on Diamond Lake Highway

Shot through windshield following snowplow / closeups of snowplow in operation / Medford-Roseburg highway sign / shot through windshield, snow piled high on sides / more of the same

Contrary to the label on the can, most of the footage was shot on Highway 138, just south of the intersection with 230, between Diamond Lake and Crater Lake.

4-19-1965
Orchard Pruner in Operation, Orchard Equipment Garage

Exterior: man drives pruning machine down rows of trees in bloom, topping them / interior, garage: closeup of man operating acetylene torch on orchard machine / installing conveyor belt on machine / exterior, garage: painting orchard sprayer (?)

4-21-1966
Small Plane Emergency Landing and Crash, Medford Airport

Medford Airport: fire trucks pass close to camera / long shot of small airplane approaching on runway landing, one wheel not fully extended / crashed airplane on grass / closeup of pilot / crewmen and firemen lift airplane, straighten wheel / long shot of plane and fire trucks

4-27-1966
Forest Field Trip; Archaeological Survey of Farmer's Field

Pan across hundreds of middle schoolers and school buses assembled in woods / speaker / students troop past camera / man explains samples of bark, foliage / / good color, silent: men hunkered in barren plowed field--looks like Upper Rogue area / closeup of rough rocks gathered on top of soil / pans across field, tall stakes pounded in ground / closeup of hands with arrowhead / pan across arrowheads mounted on board / hands demonstrate mortar and pestle, grinding stone / assemblage of projectile points

4-30-1968
British Rock Group The Liverpool 5 Autographs Records

Teenagers--mostly girls--in line outside store in Medford Shopping center / rock group behind counter / teens wait in line inside / sign: "In Person at the Melody House The Liverpool Five! Autographing Their New Hit" / musicians sign records / more pans across teens in line

See articles and ad, Medford Mail Tribune, April 7, 1965, page 7; April 8, page 6.

4-8-1965
Post Office New Three-Wheel Mail Truck

Exterior: three-wheel Cushman mail truck / mailman walks toward truck / interior of truck / mailman gets in, drives off /

5-5-1965
Medford Eastside Market Shopping Spree

Exterior sign: "Eastside Market" / woman enters store / she repeatedly fills arms with groceries and dumps them into cart / woman poses out of breath with full shopping carts / she drinks a Pepsi as checkers tally her haul / total on register: $169.63 / woman poses with long register slip

6-14-1966
Deer Fawn in Medford City Offices

Interiors: policeman pets fawn on desk / fawn lies down on desk / fawn on woman's desk, she pets it / other men, Mayor Dunlevy with fawn / sign on truck door: "Game Commission, State of Oregon" / man puts fawn in front seat

6-20-1966
Oyster Farming; Propane Truck Fire

Good color, silent: man on skiff on calm bay raking oysters off bottom / aerial shot of river inlet on coast / boats heavily laden with oysters / / in marine laboratory man empties water into basin / man takes water sample with sieve / immerses bucket of oysters in basin / hanging strings of oyster shells in sea / displaying young oysters attached to pipe / placing pipe in shallow water / / black and white: propane truck on fire at American Propane, South Pacific Highway in Talent / Talent Fire Department firemen hosing it down to keep it cool  / close shots of venting, burning gas and firemen

For more footage from same oyster film, see SOHS Film No. 1554

6-23-1969
Rogue River Rooster Crow

Banner: "Rooster Crow Contest" / pan across antique 1920s cars / giant rooster statue on trailer, sign on trailer: "National Rooster Crowing Contest, Rogue River, Ore., Last Saturday in June" / pan across elementary school grounds / pan across beauty queens and announcer / pan across rooster cages / closeup of roosters in cages / pan across crowd / closeup of people watching over roosters / winner holds rooster aloft, announcer holds microphone up to rooster

Rooster Crow queen was Margaret Engle (far right); princesses were Dani Niquette and Chris Warren. The queen received a trophy and $15; princesses got $10.

13th annual Rooster Crow winner was Black Fella, with 71 crows, falling short of the record 109 set by Beetlebaum in 1953. Black Fella was owned by Lloyd Hanson, of Foster, Oregon, who had read about the competition in a newspaper article. Prize was $150 and a trophy. The entry of the governor of Utah beat Mark Hatfield's entry by a margin of one crow. (Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1965, page 1)

See also Medford Mail Tribune, April 30, 1965, page B10; June 21, 1965, page B8.

6-28-1965
Medford Fire Department Practice Gasoline Fire

Zoom into fire truck in grassy area / view of firemen from above, receiving instruction / group of firemen spraying foam on practice fire, advancing on it until it's out / fountain of gasoline on fire / side view of firemen spraying water on fire, advancing on it--it doesn't go out

6-30-1965
Grants Pass Blood Drive--Cavemen Deliver Blood to Airport

Exterior Elks Lodge / interior: men lying down on cots, nurses at work / closeup of man giving blood / closeup of nurse poking arm / Grants Pass Cavemen arrive and lie down to give blood / nurse holds gallon jug of "blood" / Cavemen pile into station wagon, leave down street / Cavemen arrive at airport, load blood onto small plane, induce pilot to drink "blood" from skunk skin / plane takes off from airport

6-9-1965
Gold Mine; Extracting Trapped Log Truck Driver

Man enters old shack on hill / man pans for gold, pan up to shack / man walks past ore car to mine / view from mine / / logs by mountain road / truck upside down by roadside, tow truck in attendance / bystanders, police looking inside / log loader arrives / tow trucks winch truck over / gingerly removing driver, placing him on gurney / installing inflatable cast on his leg / long view: ambulance, tow trucks

6-9-1967
Bride Arrives by Moving Van

Exterior, Medford First Presbyterian Church / North American Van Lines truck pulls up / bride and bridesmaids exit from side of van / man gets in cab of truck, drives away /

7-11-1966
Oregon Caves Open for Business

Pan across Chateau / hillside above Chalet, pans along lood damage / tourists sign up for tours at Chalet / fish pond / pans across interior of nearly empty coffee shop / grand piano in hotel, pan across lounge / parking lot, Chalet, Chateau / tourists waiting at cave entrance / feeding chipmunk / closeup of chipmunks /

7-12-1965
Men at Work; Open House at Anti-Vietnam War Office

Men on ladders picking pears / loader stacking log deck / crane pounding pilings / forest of hundreds of pilings next to I-5 freeeway overpass /  / sign on corner of building: "Vietnam Summer" / flyer in window: "Why I am going to: 1) Wear a black tie; 2) Drive with my lights on in broad daylights; & 3) Keep it up until this war is stopped," pan to book about Vietnam by Felix Greene / young man leafs through book--sign in window says "Public Symposium: The Right of Dissent, Fri. July 14, 8 p.m. Here" / closeup of grieving VIetnamese woman in book / young man on telephone / man at table with brochures for conscientious objectors / pan across brochures: "An Outline History of Vietnam," "Peace in Vietnam," sign in window: "Open House" / handing out "Vietnam Summer" brochures / book: "The Politics of Escalation in Vietnam," young men talking, pan to U.S. flag on wall / Vietnam Summer office hours sign

7-13-1967
Howard School Carnival

Sign: "Summer Fun at Howard School" / children playing carnival games: ring toss, cake walk / misspelled sign: "Are You Thrusty?" / getting refreshments /

7-20-1966
Shakespeare Festival's Feast of Will; Meeting; High School Auto Shop

Bright color: sign: "Oregon Shakespeare Theatre" / (Feast of Will) chicken barbecue / bagpipers / Governor Tom McCall / signboard with program, photos / shields on ivy-covered wall of theater, pan to Elizabethan stage / patrons at ticket booth

Black and white: Dignitaries at dais--only nametag legible is "Mr. Forrester" / / mechanic demonstrates auto diagnostic equipment to students / aligning front end of Ford Thunderbird / Thunderbird raised on hydraulic lift

7-24-1967
Ashland Fourth of July Parade

Ashland Fourth of July parade from cherry picker, looking south from near Elks Building / telephoto shot of vaquero on horse / majorettes, marching band with banner: "A Penny's Worth" / banner ("Uncle Sam Above All") and Uncle Sam on stilts / closeup of young stilt walker / SOC prestident Elmo Stevenson and wife in car / Miss Rogue Valley C. J. Porter in convertible, Mark Antony Hotel in background / Oregon Cavemen with victims in cage / cavemen and cave girls grab victims / Bagpipe band / Ashland Garden Club Juniors float /  horsemen / Congressman John Dellenback  in convertible / Model A Fords / shots of crowd / large school bell in back of pickup / old fire engine with Firehouse Five band, throwing candy

7-4-1968
Little Butte Mountain Men, Antique Firearms

Table covered with antique guns / man points out and describes guns / closeup of man cleaning Navy revolver / demonstrates pistol / man holding flintlock / loading muzzleloader / man wearing Little Butte Mountain Men shirt / pan across flintlock / signing along barrel toward target / pan across flintlock / man at table demonstrates early rifle

7-8-1968
Grocery Shopping at Bazar

Interiors, Bazar Shopping Center, Medford: women push shopping carts down grocery store aisle, examine, buy meat, toss it into cart / worker restocks meat / more of same / woman selects sack of potatoes, puts it in cart / women shop in produce aisle / couple with loaded cart in line at checkstand / young man cashier checks groceries

7-9-1969
Medford Hawthorne Pool B Roll; Shakespeare Actors on Sidewalk

Boys loitering outside building / children wait to get into Hawthorne Pool building / young man does somersault dive into pool in slow motion / swimming class sprawled on concrete / backwards somersault dive in slow motion / / sign: "Shakespeare Theatre" / actors in costume walk under sign / actors in Restoration costume walk down East Main Street, Ashland, past Oregon Hotel, Heirloom Antiques toward Varsity Theater

The actors are apparently walking to a production of "Lock Up Your Daughters," Bernard Miles' adaptation of the Henry Fielding play "Rape Upon Rape." See Medford Mail Tribune, August 13, 1968, page 1. According to a photo caption on page 9 of that issue, actors in that production included Scott Wagoner, Amanda McBroom, Danny Davis and Karen Sue Boettcher.

See SOHS Film No. 1603 for simliar Shakespeare Festival event in 1969

8-13-1968
Jacksonville Pioneer Days

Pan across crowd waiting on Calfiironia Street for parade / parade passes: stagecoach, Southern Oregon Sled Dog Club, children on horseback, Smokey Bear on Caterpillar tractor, farm wagon, sulky drivers, antique cars / booths, signs: "Upper Applegate Grange," pan across booths, "Shady Cove Grange," cotton candy booth / signs of California Street businesses: "Ice Cream Palace," interior thereof / museum interior (Brunner building?) with buggy and art show / sign: "Cracker Barrel Studio," interior with artwork on walls / signs: "Jacksonville Historic Restoration Office," "The Oregon Trader" / child with cotton candy / peanut cart / signs: "McCully House Antique Doll Museum," "Peter Britt Music Festival"  / outdoor art show on courthouse grounds

Pioneer Village’s stage coach led the parade, with C. C. Hoover riding shotgun. The little tin lizzie was driven by Jeff Jones of Jacksonville, sponsored by Jacksonville Drug. Pioneer Village’s wagon. Southern Oregon Pony Club, the Old-Timers Club and Southern Oregon Sled Dog Club pictured. The art exhibit was held in the Jacksonville Library in the Brunner Building. See articles, Medford Mail Tribune August 10, 1965, page 7; August 13, pages 1 and D8; August 16, pages 1 and 11.

8-16-1965
Josephine County Fair, Carnival

Sign: "Josephine County Fairgrounds," pan to ferris wheel and carnival in operation / pan down Polaris missile / carnival rides in operation / interior displays: Amana, Arden Dairy, Rogue Farm Supply, Pacific Power, Frigidaire, Singer Sewing Machines, Cascade Block Plant, Keith's Ornamental Iron, "Electrographic Personality Analysis" computer, cookware / KAGI Radio booth / harvest displays: pumpkins, rabbitgs, sheep, cows / people walk along midway / sign: "Industrial Exhibits" / fountain / flower displays

8-19-1965
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
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

The race was a feature of the Gold Hill Community Benefit Carnival. See Medford Mail Tribune, August 31, 1969, page 10.

8-22-1969
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
White City Lumber Mill; Medford Airport Control Tower

Pans across log deck beside road, wigwam burner in background, White City area / Hyster carrying logs / more of same / crane lifts wheels onto back of log truck / more pans of log deck / / control tower, Medford Airport / pan across interior of tower / man reads teletype / controllers at consoles / tarmac from tower / ground-level shot of plane on runway, tower again

9-12-1967

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