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The City of Reedsport council minutes from 1970-1979 in searchable PDF format. Some pages may be illegible due to file compression. Please contact the Reedsport Main Street Program if you need access to high-quality scans. See below for a…


Charlie Whale - April 1 1976.jpg
Whale sculpture at Windy Cove RV Park and Campground in Winchester Bay. "Charlie the Friendly Whale" would occasionally spout water.


Tropicanna Motel & Seacliff Restaurant (Postcard).jpg
Located just south of the Scholfield Bridge on the west side of Highway 101, now the Anchor Bay Inn.


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Children riding horses, probably at the Reedsport rodeo grounds.

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Miriam Sturgeon about to drop a ballot in The Courier's Who's Who Contest.

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Crowd enjoying a salmon bake in Winchester Bay during Fleet Days. Williams' truck.

Victoria Sykes 1976 001.jpg
Photo taken in the offices of the Courier newspaper. Victoria Sykes' father owned the Courier.


Arnie Pajari 1976 001.jpg
Arnie Pajari, whose wife Irma taught school in Reedsport for many years.


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On left, Hugh Clardy senior, the owner of Texaco gas station at the junction of Highways 38 and 101.

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Fireman Larry Hull standing in front of the Lutheran church in uptown Reedsport. Hull, RUHS class of 1959, moved back to Reedsport after serving in the Marine Corps for a couple of tours.


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Firemen and dalmatian riding an antique Winchester Bay Fire Department fire truck in uptown Reedsport during the Fleet Days parade.

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Several members of the Reedsport Fire Department aim their hoses at a suspended target. Photo is taken downtown near the river, the railroad bridge in the background.


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Umpqua Bank's yearly coin hunt during fleet days. Coins were hidden in sawdust for the kids to find. They would have a few coins that would be placed in a metal holder that said "Courtesy of Umpqua Bank".

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The Esselstrom boys, Kevin and Delon, driving in the Fleet Days parade. The Esselstrom family owned many old cars and were instrumental in bringing cable TV to Reedsport. Photo is taken in uptown Reedsport on Highway 101 across from the Reedsport…


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Several men and women dressed as hillbillys on a Fleet Days parade float. Side of the float reads in part "Sunny Hill." with cartoons and a painted landscape.

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Women seated in tulip-like flowers on a Fleet Days parade float. Photo appears to be taken in uptown Reedsport.

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Young girl in dress holds a microphone while performing on stage. Sign in back reads "Port of Leningrad."
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