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Art Bell died at age 72 at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. An autopsy 
determined the cause of his death. He had suffered from health
problems  in the previous years and posted on his website in July
2016 that he was hospitalized for
pneumonia and revealed at the
time that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.   
Art-Bell KSBK

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Bell served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam
and after leaving military service, he remained in Asia, where he 
lived lived on the Japanese island of
Okinawa. He worked as a disc  
jockey for KSBK, which was the only non-military English-language  
station in
Japan at he time.  

This blogger had the privilege of working with Art during the time
I was stationed at Naha Air Force Base. 
He was a great co-worker
and friend! (B.B.)


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Blogger Bob doing his DJ thing at KSBK during the 
late 60’s.

















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After the Silents: Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935) – Movies Silently

“Hop-along Cassidy” is a fictional
cowboy hero created in 1904 by
the author
Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of short stories
and novels based on the character.

In the first film, Hopalong Cassidy (then spelled "Hop-along") got
his name after being shot in the leg. Hopalong’s "drink of choice"
was the nonalcoholic

From 1949 to 1953, NBC aired 52 theatrical films of "Hopalong
Cassidy". This series, consisted of 40 new episodes made for
TV, a half-hour in length, plus 12 additional theatrical features
that were edited to fit the 30-minute time slot.

Possible razing of Palm Desert bungalows stirs Hopalong Cassidy memories

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William Lawrence Boyd
(June 5, 1895 – September 12, 1972)

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Clarence Edward Mulford
(3 February 1883 – 10 May 1956)

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CORBETT, Ore (KATU). — Vista House is set to reopen to visitors
in the Columbia River Gorge this coming weekend.

While the viewpoint and parking lot have remained open, Vista
House and its gift shop and café will be back open to the public.

The historic Columbia River Gorge attraction has been closed for
most of 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vista House opened in 1918 (above) as a glamorous rest stop and observatory for those traveling the new highway. This “comfort
station” was a rest stop like no other, featuring marble floors,
stained glass windows — and, of course, a stunning view. In the
words of The Oregonian, it was “the finishing achievement for the greatest highway in America.”

Architect Edgar M. Lazarus designed the building to be functional, beautiful and commemorative: the rest stop served as a memorial
to the settlers who had traveled the final stretch of the Oregon Trail
along the Columbia River. Inside, stone panels are carved with the
names of settler families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the building fulfills Lazarus’s vision as a “temple to
the natural beauty of the Gorge.


                                                   Oregon State Parks

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Edgar Marks Lazarus
(June 6, 1868 – October 2, 1939)

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