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Al Fausett's overturned canoe below Willamette Falls

Photograph of an overturned canoe floating in rough water below Willamette Falls, near Oregon City. It has the words “Al Fausett’s canoe” on the side. The photograph was taken March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Bottoms up’ at foot of falls, with Fausett underneath.’ ” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett was attempting to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe, but the craft went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N5708, 377N0376, and 377N0377.

Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls in canoe

Photograph showing daredevil Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls sideways in a canoe on March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Canoe dropping at crest of falls.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett was attempting to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe, but the craft went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 377N0376, and 377N0377. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Skiers in Government Camp

Photograph, taken from behind, of three unidentified skiers in the snow in Government Camp, Oregon. The Battle Axe Inn is partially visible in the background. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Ski jumper John Elvrum in midair

Photograph of John Elvrum in midair above Multorpor jump hill during a competition at the Portland Winter Sports Carnival on January 22, 1933. Events and festivities were held at Government Camp, Oregon. This photograph was one of five, including image Nos. 374N0495 and 374N0496, published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 23, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Some Views from the Court of the Queen of Snows.” This photograph had the caption: “John Elvrum of the Cascade Ski club, jumping.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Winter Sports Events Viewed by Thousands.” Image note: The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. Light leak on negative.

Ski jumper in midair at Multorpor hill

Photograph of an unidentified ski jumper in midair at the Multorpor jump hill near Government Camp, Oregon. The number 7 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner. The angle of the photograph, the number in the corner, and the light leak at the side of the negative suggest this photograph may have been taken during a competition at the Portland Winter Sports Carnival on January 22, 1933; see image No. 374N0490.

Person splashing into outdoor pool on winter day

Photograph of an unidentified person splashing into an outdoor pool from a trail. The ground and trees are covered with snow. A second unidentified person is standing on the trail, watching. The photograph may have been taken at the Swim Resort near Government Camp, Oregon. The resort was also known as the Mount Hood Mineral Springs. Also see image Nos. 374N0489 and 374N0551.

Hawley Pulp and Paper mill, Oregon City, Oregon

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing the Hawley Pulp and Paper Company mill on the Willamette River in Oregon City, Oregon. The view is toward the southeast. Willamette Falls is partially visible at upper left. At right, on the opposite side of the river, is the Crown Willamette Paper company mill in West Linn. The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. This photograph may be related to image No. 371N5709.

View of downtown Oregon City, Oregon

Photograph, taken from the bluff above the city, showing part of Oregon City, Oregon. At left are industrial buildings and stacks of lumber and other materials. At right are downtown Oregon City and the Oregon City Bridge over the Willamette River. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image. This photograph may be related to image No. 371N5706.

Mrs. Pearl Billings in jail after holdup at service station

Portrait of 18-year-old Pearl Billings sitting in a chair in her cell at the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City on Saturday, February 21, 1931. According to a story published on the front page of the Oregon Journal that day, Billings was arrested after participating in a holdup with 22-year-old William Wheeler at the Robinwood service station near Lake Oswego on February 20, 1931. During the robbery, Wheeler was shot and killed by the service station’s proprietor, R. W. LaDue. According to the story, Billings told police Wheeler had kidnapped her and she had no knowledge of plans to hold up the service station until they were inside. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N1454, showing Mr. and Mrs. LaDue, accompanied the story. The photographs were published under the headline "Bandit Victim 'Gets His Man.' " This photograph had the following caption: "Mrs. Pearl Billings, companion of the dead man. She went outside and started the car's engine for the proposed escape. Mrs. Billings fled from the scene but was captured by sheriff [E. T.] Mass of Clackamas county a short while later. She is held in the county jail at Oregon City." Image note: The name “Mrs Pearl Billings” and the number 18 in a circle are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

1933 Winter Sports Carnival queen and court

Photograph, taken January 22, 1933, of Marie Dawson, queen of the Winter Sports Carnival, on her throne at the foot of the Multorpor ski-jump hill near Government Camp, Oregon. The carnival court and Oregon Governor Julius L. Meier are with her on the platform. This photograph was one of five, including image Nos. 374N0490 and 374N0496, that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 23, 1933. The photographs were published under the headline “Some Views from the Court of the Queen of Snows.” This photograph had the caption: “Queen Marie and her court, with Berger Underdahl, president of the Winter Sports association, and Governor Meier in the foreground.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Winter Sports Events Viewed by Thousands.” Also see image No. 374N0554. Image note: Light leak on negative.

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