Tuesday, December 28, 2010

History Mystery at 6 Corners



We know Photos 1 and 2 were taken where Walgreens is now. We wish we knew who's helping his dad pump gas. We wish we knew what make and model that nifty car is!



3. That's some gas truck! Must be brand new for someone to take a photo of it. Those frame houses were also standing until a few years ago. All gone now!
4. This house stood on the right hand side of the filling station. It and the Feed Store in back were standing until fairly recently. Those cabins on the far-most right have been beautifully restored and still exist!



5. The name of the filling station almost appears in this scene: Kjarvestad. The truck offers two (probably hand lettered) signs as clues to the mystery of just what year a person named "Ruth Smith" took these photos. 6. As the 1939 Road Map of Oregon suggests, there weren't many highways heading North and South when these photos were taken. Sherwood's prospects were bright... even if she gets bumped from this map by Rex!

50 comments:

Lilly Morgen said...

Kjarvestad. Where did these people come from? That itself is interesting. The Smith Family had these pictures. How does that fit into the story of 6-Corners?

Clyde Ray List said...

I lived just four houses down from Kjarvestads. I remember walking through that doorway many times to ask for a "Hamburger with Everything On It!" Lillian Lay would reply: "The kitchen sink too?" She and Alma K. started selling pies out of there during the war. She was Alma Kline later on, when the restaurant expanded into Klines Sherwood Forest and then the Sherwood Peddler.

Lilly Morgen said...

What about the architecture of these
houses? 1930s 1940s??? They look like the same people may have built them.

Clyde Ray List said...

The year, make and model of those motorized vehicles should be a place to start. It would be a great photo to introduce around during Cruisin' Sherwood.

Clyde Ray List said...

It is so hard to remember what that world was like in living color. Here are some examples!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/to/s/2qe5eG

Anonymous said...

Notice that the yellow roads are gravel.

Clyde Ray List said...

Excellent comment Anonymous! Just how does the highway to Hollywood California hook up with the Yellow Brick Road? We'll have to look into that.

Anonymous said...

Thats a pretty interesting truck. Things have changed alot!

Anonymous said...

i wish i knew what model that car was to!

Anonymous said...

i know that was a n amazing truck!

Anonymous said...

AGAIN, ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! I GOT A PUPPY!!!!!!!!! XD THIS IS SOOOOO COOOL

Anonymous said...

Is the truck a tanker?

Anonymous said...

i gave her that puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I <3 MY PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i DID love my puppy

Anonymous said...

i wish i could have that car at the gas station!!!!

Anonymous said...

heehee

Anonymous said...

SADNESS!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

do you like cars???????????????

Anonymous said...

i DO love my puupy!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR PUPPY!!!! HAHAHAHAH HE IS MINE NOW!!!!!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA





......HES ADORABLE

Anonymous said...

NOPE HAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

i love that car i perfer red! but gray is fine wiht you then it is fine with me :) so i will rid in it any time :P

Anonymous said...

I like cars!!!!!! mMy daddy has a 67 Chevelle!!!! Its red and has skulls everywhere!!!!! ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the car isnt grey its ablack and white pic!

Anonymous said...

why dont you like cars!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????

Anonymous said...

cooli i wish i could have your dads car!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I KNOW YOU WANT A RIDE IN IT BECAUSE ITS FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I <3 CARS AND MY PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

do you like your dads car??????

Anonymous said...

This is a really cool website thatnk for doin this!!!!

Anonymous said...

that is so cooooooooooooooool

Anonymous said...

hi

Anonymous said...

MAN, WE ARE SOOO AWESOME.......I SWEAR!!! WE ARELIKE THE AWESOMEST PEOPLE EVER!!!! AND IM TALKIN TO YOU, BURRITO/THUD/SAMMI/ANOTHER NICNAME I CANT COME UP WITH!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

HI FALLIN GURL!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi jennieeeee.... u have a beraaaaa

Anonymous said...

a berae! :) :)

Anonymous said...

When did 6 corners started?

Clyde Ray List said...

The name "Six Corners" comes from the fact that Highway 99 crosses a point where two other roads used to cross each other. Shari's Restaurant stands on one of those corners today. If you stand near Sharis, you can see how Langer Drive and Borchers Drive were changed so they would not cross Highway 99 anymore.

Anonymous said...

those are OLD cars!!

Anonymous said...

my mom works at walgreems

Anonymous said...

There are very few old cars these days but these days hey are very nice old cars really nice cers!!!!!!!!

Clyde Ray List said...

Please remember to go to "Cruisin' Sherwood." That's when Old Sherwood Town fills up with old antique cars. Big time! It happens in the month of June. Not sure the date.

Anonymous said...

I think the car in the gas station is a 41 Chevrolet convertible...and Cruisin Sherwood is the second Saturday in June.

Anonymous said...

....wait, I think it's a 1940,not 41.

Anonymous said...

.........I have a burea?? YAY!!! thanks Lauren!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know that was an amazing truck too:)

Anonymous said...

WAOH

Anonymous said...

still i love that car!!!!!! :)--morgan

Anonymous said...

still i love that car!!!!!! :)-Morgan

Anonymous said...

still i love that car!!!!!! :)-Morgan

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