Archive for September, 2012

THE FALL AND WINTER CATALOG

wards fall catalog
1957-1958

 

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1963

ordering from the catalog

People in rural areas especially benefited from catalog shopping

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HENRY TROH’S SECOND AIRFIELD

skyport opening 

In 1944 an estimated crowd at 7,000 attended the opening day celebration (above)
of Henry Troh’s Skyport airport located at Southeast 156th, north of Division Street
in Portland.

Troh’s Air Taxi services included a G.I Bill flight school, Piper aircraft sales, aerial
photography, advertising with lighted aircraft and banner towing, ambulance and 
charter flights.

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Blimps, such as the Mobilgas blimp seen above, were based at Troh’s when special events brought them to Portland.
 

last plane from troh's

A photo of the last plane to depart Henry Troh’s Skyport, The construction
of a new retirement community forced the airport to close in June of 1959.

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BARRY WILLIAMS IS 58 NOW

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Barry Williams is known for his role as Greg Brady, the oldest
of the Brady boys on the ABC television series, The Brady
Bunch
(1969-1974). He made is TV debut in and episode
of Dragnet in 1967.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

ap teletype

reble without
1955

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

double_or_nothing

“Double or Nothing” was a game quiz show on the Mutual Radio
Network where the clock ticks away as contestants attempt to
answer questions. Feenamint chewing gum laxative originally
sponsored the program. It was hosted by numerous people
including John Reed King and Walter O’Keefe, with music
performed by Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra. Alois Havrilla
served as the announcer.

walter o'keefe
Long time host Walter O’ Keefe

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Announcer Alois Havrilla

   

double-or-nothing ad

feenamint

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