June 11, 2016
Larry Thomas, Terray Harmon, Barbara Haskins, Diana Ezelle, Lucile Stephens and Dale Roberts all contributed to this report.
Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned form a 35 mm black and white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
The information on the envelope reads, “Recreation Sites, The Dalles Dam, Aug. 3, 1957, 35 mm film.”
This is one of the earliest films in this format found in the archive, and it eventually replaced the 2 1/4-inch square and 4- by 5-inch film formats used through the 1950s and early 1960s.
The images are from a tour of recreational sites at the dam. Diana Ezelle noted that “opening day” at the dam was March 10, 1957, just a few months prior.
The view is looking to the south, taken in the vicinity of the north side fish ladder, said Larry Thomas.
Barbara Haskins recognize many in the group, including her Uncle Bud and Aunt Bonnie. She said it appeared to be an official tour, as they were all dressed in their best.
Lucille Stephens also noted, in regards to the previous History Mystery photo of Tygh Valley Elementary School, above, that the new school in the photo was built to serve families working at the lumber mill in Tygh Valley.
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