Washougal Oldtimers

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Oldtimers 2009 & 2010 Cruise Ins

Here is a link to a Facebook site that Tanya Beadle set up for the 2009 and 2010 Oldtimers Cruise-Ins. Tommny Beadle took some very professional looking photos. Simply click on a photo which will open up many more.


It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since these programs aired on KISN Radio. AAAAGH!

Click on this link to relive a bit of your youth. This is the Mike Phillips show from 1962.
KISN Radio 1962.wmv

Here is probably the most popular KISN DJ of the period, "Tiger" Tom Murphy. This is also a 1962 show.


Desperate for Content

Help!! I'm desperate for nostalgic content to add to the site.......with little Washougal memorabilia myself, I've added some generic material such as Old Time Radio and Classic Television but I can only go so far with this.....I've considered adding some widgets, although I think those would simply move the site farther away from its' original intent....I think I will, though, add a worldwide webcam player for viewing many sites across the globe in real time and gloriously… Continue

Created by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) Jul 14, 2008 at 7:02pm. Last updated by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) Nov 23, 2008.

GROUPS: CLASS OF '62 & '58

Hurrah for Robin Bliss! He has created the second group.  The Class of '58, so now there are a total of two, the other one being the Class of '62......membership in each totals 1.

Also, any member of any class may start a group simply by clicking the Group tab, then Create Group on the next window. As easy as that.....and…


Created by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) Jun 11, 2008 at 5:09pm. Last updated by Oldtimer Jun 23, 2008.


Still experimenting with adding videos to the site. The main videos have various resolutions, but for the most part are not that great.....the smaller ones on the bottom left of the main page, as represented by the Alice Comedy, are clear at 2.5 inch screen.....Next I am going to see how an embedded higher resolution video will look here.....but it will surely work well for broadband users only....so regardless of how they look, I wouldn't be planning to post many of them at a definition this… Continue

Created by Oldtimer Jun 11, 2008 at 6:42pm. Last updated by Oldtimer Jun 11, 2008.



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Washougal Roxy movie theater 1947

Here is what was playing at the Roxy theater from Oct 16th thru the 18th, in 1947. I am certain there were some of our Oldtimer's in attendance. Click on See More to see Washougal's "Columbia Valley Advocate" newspaper's ad for the movie.…


Posted by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) on June 21, 2013 at 2:30pm

In Remembrance of Long Time Classmates and Friends

Blair Spalding Class of 1949 passed away last September...if anyone has pictures or a story to share with his family please contact Pam pkcrafts@airspd.net Our prayers are with his family

Posted by Pamlyn Mason Clark on June 5, 2008 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

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Bill Whitney WHS Oldtimer member (Class of 1939) and world traveler par excellance, along with his son David, flew in their single engine Cessna 170B from his home in Auburn, Washington to the EEA 2009 AirAdventure in Oskosh, Wisconsin during the end of July. Billed as the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, it is that and more, as you will see by clicking the link below...it was huge! Along the way in both directions, Bill's site contains many trip photos of incredibly beautiful country....and at the show itself there are more classic and vintage airplanes than you can ever imagine. Here is the link: Note that I'm having trouble making the link active. If it is not, just copy and paste this link into the address bar above:


....and while you're at it, visit Bill's main site below. This site documents many of the other trips Bill has taken, from the broad ocean's to the Fjord's of Norway in sailing vessels and seemingly about everywhere in between. Click on the URL address below. :


Mill Town by Dick Schaefer

If you did not get a copy of Dick Schaefer's (class of '55) published book Mill Town , it is still available by mail.

Cost is $15, including shipping and handling. Send checks payable to Dick Shaefer at 309 Tala Way, Niceville, FL 32578. Book should arrive within a week.
It is a book very close to home for Washougal Oldtimers dealing as is does with......but let's let the author peak our interest:

"The book is dedicated to Bob Poffenroth, a teacher and coach that started with my class in the 6th grade and finished with us in High School. It talks about the Washougal area in the 40s and 50s and tells stories about our experience passing through the school system. It highlights some of the happenings, both funny and sad, as we made that journey." Dick Schaefer


Author Gary Shaw - WHS '59


Gary Shaw, Washougal Class of 1959 is in the process of authoring a set of 6 books, titled The Eric English Chronicles, set in and around the Camas-Washougal area from the early 1960's through the present. I have attached a file that he sent me prefacing information about the books as well as introducing and relating a little about the main characters.... Also included is an outline of the happenings in the 19th Chapter of Book 1 intended for the  publishers. It is not the chapter itself. Here now is the author. Click on the orange to open.

Dick Schaefer (WHS '55) has written a new book that he has published on Amazon. Its' title is The Final Conflict, and a download to your Kindle is available for $4.99. If you do not have a Kindle, a free Kindle application is available for downloading to your PC that will allow you read the book on it.  Simply click on this link to get to Dick's book:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJB3SD6

Here is a brief synopsis of the book.

A small town man is thrust into 11 days of conflict over Christmas of 1972, against the best air defense structure ever faced by strategic bombers to achieve President Nixon’s "Peace with Honor" exit strategy against North Viet Nam.
This is the Viet Nam "12 O’Clock High" told from the standpoint of the crew force flying the mission: telling the TRUE story----not the written history documented in the archives of the Strategic Air Command.

Dick informs me that his earlier book Mill Town is still available by mail for $15 including shipping from his address. Scroll down to the bottom of this main page for more information.


Well liked teacher and coach, Bob Poffenroth, at WHS in the 1950's passes.

Started by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) Dec 25, 2015.

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The following has nothing whatsoever to do with Washougal senior alumni or nostalgia. It is a small widget that connects every 10 seconds with a random webcam across the world. Some will work, some will not, but when they do, they work well, delivering real time moving images of sights around the world.
Simply click on the lettering name just below the image (not on the image itself as that will open an ad) and the webcam will open in a new larger window. It may take as much as a half minute to begin but when and if it does, it can be very rewarding....it does require a Java application which, if you don't have already, will be offered as a download right then and there.....it also works better with the Firefox browser than it does with Internet Explorer.

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