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Ashland, Lake of the Woods

16mm film reels, Watkins family donation Donated to SOHS April 2015; returned to donor for professional film transfer   Label on reel: "Ashland OR abt 1930" Title card: "Crater Lake on a Rainy Day" - Pan across lake at water level - Pan at rim level Title card: "Mill Creek Falls en Route to Crater Lake" - Pans up and down falls from mid-level Title card: "Betty-Buddy and Jimmy Attending Washington Public School, Ashland, Oregon" - Pans across student body lined up before camera - Shot of faculty - Children are dismissed Title card: "Betty's Class Going to Bible School in Methodist Church" - Students walk before camera holding hands two by two - Brief shot of church with cast-iron fountain - Children do exercises - Children stand holding hands in large circle - Children play during recess' Title card: "Mrs. Ann Hill Russell, Noted Pioneer, Ninety Years Young" - Long shot of Russell carving headstone - Closeup of her face as she carves - Children stand before Lincoln statue in Lithia Park - Children run in front of Butler-Perozzi fountain, Lithia Park - Swans and ducks in pond - Children walk on millrace path, float boat down millrace, play catch   Label on reel: "Lake / Woods" Inside end of reel very brittle - Young children (Betty, Bud and Jim?) play in water at Lake of the Woods - Children wave at camera from cabin steps - Long shot of Lake of the Woods with dock and Mt. McLoughlin visible - Family row by in rowboat - Playing and mugging for camera with lake and mountain in background - Beauty shot of lake and mountain - Motorboat races by - More mugging, rowing, swimming, motorboats - Children do cartwheels - Long shot of sailboat on lake - Sailboat nears camera, comes about - Ashland (?) house - Swan and fountain in Lithia Park pond - Children frolic on grass in park, at Butler-Perozzi fountain, pose with hydrangea - More swan shots   Label on reel: "Picking wild / Flowers / Grandma R / Jim Betty / Pat" - Circa 1930 cars drive by on highway - Young men and women picking flowers in field, no trees visible - Closeups of flowers--lupines (?), poppies - Pan across field and mountains - Extreme closeups of flowers - Several shots badly out of focus - Closeup of sitting cat - Young people frolic by pond, on rocks, in park - Pan across field - Woman in fur coat holds cat - Boy holds cat - Boys push soapbox racer down driveway - More cat shots - Pans of large school buildings - Pan inside machine shop or factory - Shot of large electric arc   Label on reel: "Bud, Betsy, Jim / Kids Playing abt 1928" - Pan across facade of building (school?) - Teenage girls walk on grass before camera - Girls walk along pond - Girls ride playground merry-go-round - Girls dance, serpentine single file - Girls dance in circle - Group watches swan in pond - Shots of people walking in park - Children playing at edge of pond - Pan of adults sitting in park - Boys running in open field - Boys in three-legged race - Boys in wheelbarrow race - Small children play ring around the rosie - Boys in potato sack race - Girls in foot race - Girls in spoon-and-egg race - Children in crawling race - Children playing with toys - Boys doing somersaults - Parade (Fourth of July?) with Uncle Sam, band - Marching soldiers - Banners advertising dance in Lithia Park, Franklin Library - Children pulling wagon decorated as circus wild animal cage - Dog pulling wagon - Floats - Decorated cars - Closeup of Ann Hill Russell Hill smiling, talking   Label on reel: "Bud, Betsy, Jim abt 1927" - Three children (Bud, Betsy and Jim?--around 10 yrs. old) playing with hen and chicks - Kids make chicks go down wooden slide, then follow - Backyard rabbits and hen interact - Children chase rabbits - Children in tire swing - Neighborhood kids parade with small flag past tent - Kids play ring around the rosie - Kids play backyard baseball - Two young deer with bell collars frolicking, being hand fed - Beauty shots of mountains - 360-degree pans of mountains, Pilot Rock--360-degree pans in Siskiyous - Kids play leapfrog   Label on reel: "Betty, Bud, Jim abt 1927--Ranch" - Upside-down shot of railroad tracks - Biplanes taxiing and taking off at Medford airport--logos on sides should be legible when digitized - Children play with dog - Young tame deer - Monkey, fox and rabbit in cage together - Sulky races at Medford fairgrounds - Bucking bronco on fairgrounds racetrack - Monkey on ground - Dog and Jersey heifer interact - Dairy herd - Turtles slide off rock into pond - Ducks - Closeup of bull - Sheep run past camera - Logs are fed into lumber mill - Plank emerges from mill - Cutoff saw trims ends of planks - Dignitaries outside mill, Hyster in background - Party on top of Mount Ashland--hiking, rock climbing and scenery shots - Family searching for/picking something in bare field--Agate Desert? - Children in creek - Covered bridge - Children with kittens - Family car   Label on reel: "Ashland Park 1929" - Kids sledding down snowy street - Kids throwing snow at camera, making snowman, playing in snow - Swans in snowy pond - Dam in Ashland Creek - Many beauty shots of Lithia Park in snow - Swan chases ducks out of pond into snow - Elk in Lithia Park zoo - Butler-Perozzi fountain in snow - Swans, ducks, kids running in park, elk in velvet in spring   Label on reel: "7-T. Ranch / Park / FISH" - Teenagers climbing rocks - Pan across valley from Lower Table Rock - Walking down trail - Young boys turning over rocks - Kids using huge rhubarb leaves as umbrellas - Landing trout into rowboat - Picnic with campfire - Old men (G.A.R.?) pose with American flag in front of truck decorated for parade - Soldiers march down street past Peil's Vehicle & Implement House - Color guard precedes truck with old men on bed; truck has Whittle Transfer Co. painted on door - Women march with flags - Children march - Dignitaries dedicate and orate in front of large stone monument, cover it with flowers - Honor guard fires salute - Closeup pan of G.A.R. guys in front of monument - Monument dedication speeches--in "commemoration of all who served in defense of the flag since the birth of the nation, erected by patriotic citizens of Ashland: American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars, World War" - Rifle salute - Closeup pan across veterans   Color film begins, 1970s - Family with small children walks from apartment building/motel to pool - They play in water - Colorful sunset - Group walks along sidewalk by Safeway store, past mural - Middle-aged people in park - Group of men examine map by side of road - Men pose on steps of building - Small children emerge from house, grin at camera
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SOHS DVD 002 1927-1970s Aguirre Film--Ashland, Lake of the Woods

First 28 minutes grainy black and white; remainder good color