Archive for September 28th, 2012

EARLY LOOK AT COLUMBIA HELICOPTER

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Wes Lematta flying over the frame of his new Swan Island headquarters,
May 2, 1962.

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A July 18, 1962 aerial view of the grand opening of Wes Lematta’s Columbia Helicopters’ Swan Island facility. The company was originally established at
Troutdale Airport in 1957.

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Columbia Helicopters’ chairman and founder Wes Lematta

learned to fly after WW ll using the G.I Bill. He passed away
in 2009.

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Wes Lematta providing flight instruction in a Columbia Helicopters Hughes 
269 in 1963

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SINK YOUR TEETH INTO A APPLE SOON!

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Ad from the late 70s and early ’80s

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BEN E. KING TURNED 74 TODAY

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Singer Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl Nelson) is perhaps best known as
the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me," a Top 10 hit in both
1961 and 1986. King is one of the principal lead singers of the R&B
vocal group The Drifters. Several splinter groups continue to perform
today.

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Stand by Me is a 1986 Rob Reiner coming of age drama filmed
in Oregon. The movie takes its title from the Ben E. King song 
which plays over the end credits.

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LODGE DEDICATED 75 YEARS AGO TODAY

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Today marks the official opening of Timberline Lodge located at Oregon’s majestic
Mount Hood. President Franklin Roosevelt (above) spoke to the crowd that had
gathered for the dedication ceremonies, five months before the completion of the
lodge’s interior. It opened to the public in February 1938.

 

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BRIGITTE BARDOT IS NOW 78

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Brigitte-Bardot today

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a former French fashion model, actress, and 
singer. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s. Bardot
had once been an aspiring ballet dancer prior to beginning her acting
career in 1952.

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