The Daily Astorian

As the title of this post read “Yesteryears” I’m referring to the days I photographed with 35mm film early in my career.

The Daily Astorian at the time is a 10,000 circulation six-day newspaper on the northern coast of Oregon. Astoria is where explorers Lewis & Clark set camp which is known as Ft. Clatsop and first saw the Pacific Ocean near Seaside, Ore. Astoria is  also known for popular movies filmed there such as Goonies and Kindergarten Cop.

Astoria is where the mouth of the Columbia River meets Pacific Ocean waters and a five-mile expansion bridge crosses over to Washington state.

Michael Marteeny, 9, learns to create music by blowing into a flute with assistance from Musician Georgeanne Ries during the Oregon Symphony Regional Tour “Instrument Petting Zoo” with a scheduled visit at Seaside Heights Elementary in Seaside. Third-grade classmates standing behind Marteeny are anxious to take their turns.

Lorrene True shades her boyfriend Kevin Smith’s face from the sun with Oregon State Police Sgt. John Wood’s hat. Smith of Monroe Wash. was shaken up after he crashed his father’s 1981 Chevrolet Suburban while crossing the Old Youngs Bay Bridge.

Pheraby Stricklin, 5, picks daffodils on a bright sunny afternoon in the families flower garden. The Stricklins sell flowers at a roadside stand located in front of their homestead on U.S. 101 in Clatsop County.

A tree trimmer positions himself to make his next cut with a chainsaw to cutback growth too close to a highway.

Morgan Smith, 7, raises an eyebrow while admiring her her reflection in a hand mirror after having her face painted by Chris Salfen an Astoria Clown. Warrenton Brownie Troop No. 1009 earned “clowning” patches while learning the protocol of becoming a clown at Warrenton United Methodist Church.

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue swimmers are hoisted from Pacific Ocean waters during an advanced swimmer rescue school near Fort Stevens State Park. USCG Air Station Cape Cod was one of the crews training here in Astoria, touching down on the beach to pick up swimmers in a Jayhawk rescue helicopter.

Arielle Shroeder and Anne Dennon of Seaside study the body language and gracefull movements of their Ballet Instructor. Alla Khaniashvili is a gold medallist from the All Soviet Union and Moscow International Ballet Competitions of 1980-1981 and is a first time dance instructor at the North Coast Summer Dance Camp.

Shortstop Marco Trejo of Carlson Contracting, right, tags out Kyle LuCore of the Astoria Lion Club on his advance to third base. LuCore lost his shoe on the play.

A Coast Guard helicopter carries a rescue worker over cliffs near North Head Lighthouse in Fort Canby, Wash., in a practice rescue.

Norwegian Wind ship’s photographer Andrew Hadnam from England and his new bride, Valeria Valenzuela of Chile (inside the moose costume), chat while awaiting passengers coming down the ramp at Pier 1. Valenzuela poses with passengers while her co-worker and husband snaps pictures. Carrying 1,800 passengers and 700 crew, the ship began its cruise in Vancouver, British Columbia. The vessel left the Port of Astoria after a six-hour stop Tuesday, bound for Hawaii.

Graham Baiz, 6, learns to bounce a soccer ball off his head as his teammates react during a Lower Columbia Youth Soccer practice.

Seattle Center’s International Fountain.




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