Medford Airport; Caravan to Agness; Ashland Airport Dedication

Man and woman at gate, Medford Airport, pan to landing jetliner / couple walk to small Airwest plane N11132 / DC-9 jetliner taxis up to gate / passengers disembark / pilot talks to man with clipboard / stewardesses disembark / jetliner with tower in background / embarking passengers mug for camera / shot of interior / stewardess in galley / / downtown Grants Pass, caravan of cars and trucks with paper maps of Oregon and unreadable legend taped to doors departs / on I-5, taking Merlin exit / sign: "Bear Camp Lookout 9, Bobs Garden Saddle 13" / shot of hills from moving car / sign: "Big Windy Creek 8, Galice 12, Grants Pass 33" / shot through trees of river from moving car / sign: "Special Service Road, Commercial Hauling by Permit Only," pan down to dirt surface of road / shots of caravan through windshield of moving car / speakers, caravaners under trees / / group finding shade under airplane wing at small auirport / speakers on semitruck trailer dais / shots of crowd / Lynn Newbry speaks / woman pours champagne on brass plaque: "Sumner Parker Field, Ashland Municipal Airport" by photograph of Parker

Sumner Parker "flew border patrol during World War II"; the airport stands on his land. Speakers at the dedication were State Sen. Lyndel Newbry, "Robert C. Blanchard, area manager for the Federal Aviation Administration; Robert W. Dunn, Oregon State Board of Aeronautics; County Commissioner Rodney Keating; City Administrator Gary Boshears, and Councilman George F. Ward. Mrs. Sumner Parker and Miss Yvonne Parker, guests of honor, were introduced." See caption, Medford Mail Tribune, July 1, 1968, page 1

Box or location: 

M6F Box 7 74E/97E

Description on can: 

Clips for 1-July-68

Date of film creation or publication: 

7-1-1968

Producer: 

KOBI

Length of film: 

00:03:40

Sound: 

Silent

Color: 

Black & White