Archive for October 1st, 2012

STALLA STEVENS IS 74 TODAY

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Stella Stevens (Estelle Caro Eggleston) is a film, television, and stage
actress who began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular
films as The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
(1963), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). She also appeared in
numerous television series, miniseries, and movies.

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Stella Stevens in The Poseidon Adventure

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TROH’S DREAM OF A “AIRPORT IN THE SKY”

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In 1968 Troh’s Nest was built on the east side of Scouter’s Mountain and was the 
third and last of Henry Troh’s Portland area airports. His home, pictured in the  
in the foreground, was used to run a successful charter business from the 
airport until his untimely passing at 57 from a brain tumor in 1968.

The airport was re-classified as public in 1977 and is known as Troh’s Memorial
Air Park / Happy Valley Airport Happy Valley, OR.

As of 2012, Happy Valley Airport is no longer depicted on Sectional Charts, but
continues to be listed in the FAA Airport/Facility Directory data as an active private airfield with 3 aircraft based on the field (2 single-engine, and 1 helicopter). The site
of Happy Valley Airport is located east of the intersection of Southeast Vrandenburg Road & Southeast Airport Road,

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Aerial view looking south at the former Troh house, hangar, and runway at Happy Valley, 2011.

Henry Troh

Henry “Hank” Troh is the 2012 Oregon
Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Groucho Marx (left) made a special guest appearance on
the Tonight Show to introduce Johnny as the new host

 

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Long time announcer and sidekick Ed McMahon (left) with Johnny


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Johnny Carson (center) with Joan Crawford and Mel Brooks who were
among his first guests on the debut of
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Carson
(original run Oct. 1, 1962 – May 22, 1992)

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Johnny near the end of his final show in 1992

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