Friday, April 25, 2008

Spectacular Old Photo of Old Town

"Here is a picture that I found at the Knight Library in Eugene in the newspaper microfilm. It is the very same picture from the Ruby Fosner collection given to us by Sylvia Heyn-Smith.
Panorama of Old Town completely surrounded by farm land. A close-up of Railroad Street is included.
Detail showing old School House with caption reading PUT IT BACK!"Thanks to the newspaper, we now know the background of this picture. According to Tualatin Valley News March 2, 1917: This is a picture from Cecil Ashbaugh--a panoramic view of Sherwood. Mr. Ashbaugh was using a new process of photo film developing which he discovered. He wrote an article describing it in an issue of Camera Craft magazine."

"It would be nice to know more about Mr. Ashbaugh and how Ruby got the pictures."
--June Reynolds, Sherwood Historian and Author.


Anonymous said...

This was be your man:

Anonymous said...

If this is the correct Cecil???
Cecil V. Ashbaugh's World War I draft registration card lists him as residing in Brooks, Marion Co., Oregon. He lists his job as "Station Agent" for the railroad, S.P.R.R. Co.
Place of employment or business is listed as Portland, Oregon. Dated 1918.

Lilly Morgen said...

Ohhh!! The plot thickens! Ruby Fosner also worked at the Train Depot. We have a picture of her working by the
loading cart. They knew each other because of the train station. He probably took the picture during a short lay over.

Sherwood said...

This is how the Sherwood History blog is supposed to work. Good job!

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