Historical Films of Interest

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » January 26th, 2014, 11:07 am

http://youtu.be/7MUOCaWcQPY

FDR's family visit to Bonneville. Local action starts around 4:58.

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » October 28th, 2015, 7:44 pm

http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserv ... ening-room
The Snows of Many Years (1917)
I don't think I can embed... Some incredible stuff from about 6:15 - end.

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Peabody » March 2nd, 2016, 8:23 am

Singing Waters 1931
posted online by the Oregon Historical Society

I'm digging the over the top narration.

https://youtu.be/c-UWZ5Ew5bw
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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » March 5th, 2016, 10:23 am

Peabody wrote:Singing Waters 1931
posted online by the Oregon Historical Society

I'm digging the over the top narration.
Nice one!

I love that he calls it "Fairyland" at one point.

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Peabody » March 5th, 2016, 7:43 pm

So I spent some time identifying places in the film "Singing Waters"...how'd I do?

Silver Star
Punch Bowl falls
Vista House - Interesting vantage point. I wonder if it's over grown now.
Rooster Rock - Just showed the base, didn't mention name, censorship?
Sheppards Dell Bridge
Sheppards Dell
Bridal Veil Falls - low water flow compared to the other falls in the film. Was the creek diverted for the mill?
Wahkeena
Multnomah Falls - notice plaque on rock
Oneonta
Historic Highway Oneonta tunnel
Horse Tail falls
Elowah falls
Historic hwy - Wauneka Point?????
Historic hwy - Tanner Creek?????
Fish Wheel - Link Way cool to find a picture of it online. Fish Wheels were banned in 1928 Oregon and 1935 Washington. Was this filmed as the traveled? Or is this stock footage (likely) or on the Washington side (unlikely)
Eagle Creek
Cascade Locks
Mitchell Point Tunnel
Just east of Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Bradford Island
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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » March 6th, 2016, 9:10 am

Had to be a Washington side fishwheel.

By the way, the Gorge Interpetive Center has a full-sized reproduction of one in the museum in Stevenson. A sign on it says that they occasionally demonstrate how it worked using a soccer ball a a fish. Also they point out that McCord of McCord creek fame was the inventor.

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by BigBear » March 14th, 2016, 11:28 am

The lookout at 1:20 in the first video

The background looks like the Table Mountain slide below the lookout. There was a road to Aldrich Butte at that time, but it went up the back side of the summit and passed the lookout just before cresting. I don't believe that is the correct lookout for this film.

The other lookout in this area was on Greenleaf Peak. Due to erosion and tree growth, it is difficult to determine if this would have been the site, but that seems the most likely possibility.

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