Saturday, April 30, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 10

Here is the brochures from two more foreign pavilions, the first one is from India.

The second one is on Taiwan. So it really was a Worlds Fair.

Friday, April 29, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 9

In order for the fair to be a Worlds Fair it needs exhibits from other countries and this one is from Britain and since all eyes are on Britain today I am posting the pictures from the brochure of the British Pavilion. It does have many more pages, but I thought these two were the best.

Below is two pictures from a stack of postcards of Britain.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 8

This was from the NCR Computer display, and if you read it it predicts by the year 2000 we will have much better and faster computers to serve man and make life easier.

This is a display from the Pavilion of Electric Power and they have displays on hydro power, nuclear power,and solar power the power of the future. It is set up like a post card so you could fold it in the middle and send to your friends back home to come see the Worlds Fair.

This is the inside of the postcard.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 7

The Seattle Worlds Fair was supposed to look forward to 2000 to see how we would be living. and this house made of plywood was supposed to be the house of the future.

If you notice all the rooms are round, and while that seems very futuristic, I don't see any houses with round rooms being built in my area today.

What is shown is the open architecture which is common today, people want large open spaces in their houses and most new houses have the large open spaces. The other thing this house had was a lot of light, rooms had a lot of windows and skylights and that is used in many of the houses of today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 6

This was the brochure from the United States Science Exhibit.

This was a brochure from the H.J. Heinz 57 varieties.

A circular guide to the Natural Gas Pavilion.

Monday, April 25, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 5

The first two here are the brochure from the State of Washington display at the Worlds Fair. It was supposed to show what the world would be like in the year 2000. One of the attractions of this display was the Bubbleator, an elevator that held 100 people.

This was a card from C & H Sugar and they sponsored a theater near the base of the Space Needle, see if you can spot the CH in the picture below.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday Night Fun Wishes

It's Saturday Night again - time for lots more Genealogy FUN!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Think of the genealogy related wishes you have - what education, database, or information would make your genealogy research dreams come true? Be specific - as many wishes as you want to list!

2) Tell us about some of your genea-wishes in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

1) Probably my number one wish is to find proof of the parents of John Jackie Vanderpool born in North Carolina about 1804.

2) I wish I had written the sources for the first 500 or so people in my genealogical database. We had a reunion and asked everyone to fill out a group sheet for themselves and parents and children, I have all 350 of the group sheets, but do not have a clue who did which group sheet.

3) I wish the Washington State Digital Archives had scanned both Marriage Certificates and Certificates of Marriage for the early 1930s Washington Marriages. The Certificates of Marriage has all the wonderful genealogical data ages and occupations of bride and groom, and parents names and place of birth and they were not scanned. The Marriage Certificates have the Bride, Groom, witnesses and minister, so they are nice, but these were scanned.

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 4

My sister and I did a lot of water skiing in the 1960s so we really wanted to see the Water Ski Show by Tommy Bartlett. It was on the "Water Stage" measuring 26 feet wide and 4 feet deep and almost 500 feet long on each side. Took them 13 days to build and cost $75,000. Took three fire hoses 11 hours to fill. This first picture is from the booklet we got on the ski show, showing them building and filling the "Water Stage". Since it is copyrighted I used our own pictures below for the show.

This one is one of the girls skiing backwards with the rope on her foot.

Jumping the ski jump.

A pyramid of skiers.

I wished we had taken pictures of the clown, he was a good water skier and so funny we did not take a single picture of him.

Happy Easter 2011

While this picture is not really an Easter Card, the back is much more interesting to me.

On the back is a small note to my dad Claude from his granma EMD. Card is from North Crystal lake, Illinois April 7, 1911

April 5, 1911 (my dad would be 4 years old then)
Dear Claude I have
rec'd the nice Easter Card
of which told me about
the nice fish you
caught & think you did
well to catch so nice
a fish. To day is Abbie's
birthday. Did you go there
to dinner, I hope you will
get over the mumps all right
good by from your granma

It was addressed to Mrs. A. M. Hansen, actually Anna M. (Dillingham ) Hansen daughter of EMD (Eliza Minerva (Hellenbolt) Dillingham) of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Abbie Kyle was the sister to Eliza and she had moved to Columbus, Montana before Anton and Anna Hansen moved to Columbus. I always wondered why they moved from Minnesota to Montana and I am pretty sure it was because Abbie was living there.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

52 Weeks to Personal Genealogy Pets

When I was real young mom always had a parakeet, but as I got older we had a dog, mom was partial to Cocker Spaniels, but mostly we just had mixed breeds until we got Sandy. A friend of my mom had a litter of white German Shepards and they were supposed to be related to "White Shadow" of Disney fame. They were purebred German Shepards. Mom picked the runt of the litter as she did not want a big dog and our neighbor across the street from us picked a small female. Well Sandy grew out of the runt stage, first with really big feet and soon he was almost a full head taller than his mother and when he was full grown he was about 150 pounds. The picture below by our front fence which was about 46 inches tall. It took him a few years to learn he could jump that fence with very little effort.

Our neighbor called her dog Josie and she never got as big as Sandy, but they loved playing in the water at the lake chasing fish and having a good time. Sandy's left ear was apparently hurt in birth, and would never stand up like the right ear, so most people did not think he was a German Shepard.
Sandy was always very gentle with me and my sister, which was good as we were pretty small then and Sandy weighed more than both of us together.
After Sandy died mom did not want any more dogs that shed (Sandy's white hair was everywhere when he was shedding). So we got a poodle and then a few cocapoos (half cocker and half poodle), and a yorkipoo (half Yorkshire Terrier and half poodle). When our next door neighbor died we got a Terripoo (half terrier and half poodle), he was not afraid of anything, and he lived to 19.
When my dad got pretty sick and our last dog passed away we decided not to get another dog as pop needed care and I really did not have time for a dog at the same time. Since he died I still have not gotten a dog, but my yard is full of squirrels and a few cats, so I am really not alone.

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 3

These are some pictures from the Worlds Fair Pictorial Panorama, Night view of the Fair, center the Science Pavilion, bottom US Science Pavilion and Christian Pavilian

US Science Pavilion with the Space Needle in the background

Friday, April 22, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Day 2

I don't remember which route we used to get to the Worlds Fair, but I do remember Clarence lived close to Highway 99 so I bet we went south on Highway 99. There is a check mark next to Park #2 so I guess we parked there while we went to the Worlds fair. This was a souvenir map given out by Standard Oil of California.

The other side had a map of the Worlds Fair grounds so you could plan out your day at the fair, and hopefully see everything they had to offer. The fair was suppose to look forward to what it would be like to live in the year 2000.

I see red circles around many of the exhibits and check marks next to several. I know we missed a few we wanted to see due to verrrry long lines.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

1962 Seattle Worlds Fair

History Link has an article on the opening of the Seattle Worlds Fair April 21, 1962, here.

This was the first worlds fair I attended. My parents went during the summer and we stayed with Clarence and Minnie Ruud. They were our neighbors in Spokane for many years and when Clarence retired he moved to just north of Seattle to be close to his son. I am going to post a bunch of pictures from my moms scrapbook over the next week or so.

Monday, April 18, 2011

52 Weeks to Personal Genealogy Restaurants

Week 16. Restaurants. What was your favorite local restaurant as a child? Where was it located, and what was your favorite meal? Did you know the staff personally? What is your favorite restaurant now?

When I was young we did not go to a restaurant very often, but about once a month or less we would go to the XXX Drive In Restaurant. It had waitresses on roller skates that came to the car and put a tray on the door with your order. The big draw at the XXX was their homemade root beer in a frosty glass mug. They also had good hamburgers and french fries.
Today I still do not go to restaurants very often, but I am a fan of fish and chips that Ivars in the food court of the Northtown Mall.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

You Can Not Do That In the Library 2011

Tonight I attended the fifth annual "You Can Not Do That In the Library". I wrote about the fourth annual "You Can Not Do that in the Library" last year. This year they had the band "Six Foot Swing" more of a dance band from the swing era. They were pretty loud also, but also very good. They had refreshments by Steam Plant Grill and David's Pizza. The setting on the second floor of the library overlooking the Spokane Falls is really special this time of the year when the river is running very high. They also had a silent auction of some old books and I put in a bid on a couple, not sure if I will get one as I was the high bidder when I left, the second one the bids had went way above my bid so I did not even rebid it.
All the money goes to the Spokane Public Library Foundation for their help of the Spokane Libraries. It was pretty well attended again this year.

Saturday Night Fun Genealogy Book

Hey genea-bodies - it's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Find the last genealogy book that you have read cover-to-cover or from which you learned something about genealogy. Write a complete source citation, and transcribe the first paragraph of the Introduction.

Well I seldom read any book from cover to cover any more, too busy to set down that long, but I did recently read the book "The McGoldrick Lumber company Story 1900-1952" by Jim McGoldrick, 2004 by Tornado Creek Publications. It actually did not have a lot of writing but a lot of pictures so it did not take very long to go from cover to cover.

First two paragraphs of the introduction

On June 24, 1998, my wife Milaine and I were invited by Glenn Mason, executive director of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, and the Board of Trustees to attend a "Special Evening" at the Hotel Lusso to meet with Steve Anderson, director of the Forest History Society of Durham, North Carolina.

We learned the purpose of the occasion was to initiate a concerted effort by the lumber people gathered there to collect as much as possible of their company's records, history and memorabilia before they were lost forever. The object was to assemble and build a major historical category in the Cheney Cowles Museum (now the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture), thereby preserving this important part of local history for coming generations.

My dad came to this area in the early 1920s and first worked as a cooks helper in a logging camp in North Idaho. Later on he bought a Model T truck and built a rack on the frame and with a solid tire trailer started hauling logs for some jippo loggers. Some of the logs he hauled ended up t the McGoldrick lumber mill on the Spokane River near present day Gonzaga University. Just as my dad was getting pretty sick the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture was having a display of logging and one of the things they were interested in was the camp cookhouse. I was going to take him down to the display so he could look at it but he died soon after that and I never got him to see it. I did get down to see it and when I saw it I knew he was never in the cookhouse they pictured in their display. That cookhouse was a big tent built on a floating raft that floated down a river with the logs. My dad had grew up in eastern Montana and was pretty much afraid of water, the cookhouses he helped in were built in the woods on very dry land.

Monday, April 11, 2011

52 Weeks to Personal Genealogy Sports

Week #15 – Sports

Week 15. Sports. Did you have a favorite sports team as a child? If so, which one and why. Did your parents follow the same teams? Do you still support the same teams?

I was very small in school from about first grade on to high school, so football and basketball were not very interesting for me, but baseball was not about size and so I liked baseball. Spokane had a triple A team that was the farm team of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1958 to 1971, so I followed both the Spokane Indians and the Dodgers, but in 1971 the Dodgers moved their AAA club to Albuquerque and I lost interest in baseball.
My parents were not real sports fans, but would watch baseball or football on TV once in a while. When Seattle got a major league team the Mariners, mom watched most of the games on TV and she got pop interested in them also. When I am not real busy today I will watch a Mariners game, but I am not a real sports fan either.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday Night Fun You might be a genealogist if

Hi genea-buffs - it's Saturday Night -- time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is based on Katie O's post You Might Be a Genealogist If ... on the You Are Where You Came from blog:

"You might be a genealogist if . . . you know exactly what you want to get with your tax refund, and it's your great-great-great-grandmother's death certificate."

Here are the directions:

1) Make up your own "You Might be a Genealogist if..." sayings. One or more. Lots. The more the merrier. You can use Katie's tax theme, or any other theme - you're completely free to make up anything you want!

You might be a genealogist if.... you like researching in a quiet archives

You might be a genealogist if.... you like sharing you research with others

You might be a genealogist if.... you like volunteering to help others

You might be a genealogist if.... you like history and want to see how your family fit in

You might be a genealogist if.... you have as many books on researching as the local library

You might be a genealogist if.... your family gives you all the old photo albums

You might be a genealogist if.... you know the soundex codes without looking them up

Monday, April 4, 2011

Civil War Challenge

Bill West from the blog West in New England proposed this Civil War Challenge

If your ancestors had not emigrated to America as yet, what was their life
like around the time of the Civil War?

Well I have always been envious of people with a bunch of Civil War ancestors, so far I have yet to find a single one that fought in the Civil War, so lets start with my Hansen ancestors. My grandfather Anton Hansen came from Denmark in 1887, so a few years after the Civil War. Denmark and Prussia were having a dispute about the duchies of Schleswig-Holstein during our Civil War. It actually started in 1846 when the duchies demanded independence, Denmark attempted to absorb them and German troops were sent to their assistance, Denmark triumphed but in 1864 Austria and Prussia sent troops and occupied Schleswig and Holstein. The Danish War started and Prussia and Austria won. All through the rest of the 1860s and 1870s Denmark kept preparing for war with Prussia to get Schleswig and Holstein back, but never did go to war. Just the preparing was enough for a lot of young Danish men and they left Denmark in droves. Five of the seven Hansen brothers emigrated to Austin, Minnesota just before they were to get drafted into the Danish military. All five moved to other places in Minnesota, but one my grandfather Anton was the only one to leave Minnesota, first to Montana and finally to north Idaho.

Did you have ancestors in America on 12Apr 1861? If so, where were they
and what were their circumstances? How did the Civil War affect them and
their family? Did the men enlist and did they perish in battle or die of illness?
On which side did they fight, or did you have relatives fighting on BOTH sides?
How did the women left at home cope, or did any of them find ways to help
the war effort? Were your ancestors living as slaves on Southern plantations
and if so when were they freed? Or were they freemen of color who enlisted
to fight?

Anton Hansen married Anna Dillingham, and her family traces back to 1632 in New England and they married some Mayflower descendants, so her family was here long before the Civil War. Her father Stanislaus P. Dillingham was the correct age to have been in the Civil War, but did not serve, I could not figure out why for a long time. He had brothers that served. I finally found out he had problems with his legs and could not stand or march for longer than about ten minutes, so I guess he was medically not able to serve.
On my mom's side I should have six great grandparents that would have been about the right age. The latest one I have found is the Hert family and it looks like the men were either too old or too young for the Civil War, I am still researching them so maybe I will find more. I have a Joseph Vanderpool and his obit says he was a Civil War soldier, but the records show different, he was in the Missouri Militia during the war and his unit was never called up by the Federal government, so he never left home, and was kind of a home guard. His widow applied for a pension and was denied as his unit was never called up so he was never in the war.
Thomas Kelly and his family were living on a War of 1812 Bounty Land Claim bought by his Father in Law Robert Forsyth near Ursa, Illinois when the war started. In 1862 Thomas packed up his family on a wagon and went to California settling near Danville, California. In 1865 he went down to San Francisco with his family, they got on a ship to Panama, across the isthmus and on to another ship to New York and back to Ursa, Illinois. In the 1880s they moved to near Trenton an Missouri.

The 150 year celebration of the Civil War is a great source for those of us
blogging about our family history. So, let's do a little research over the coming
weeks between now and April 12th. Find out the answers to the questions
I asked and write about them. Or if you think of another topic to do with your
family history and the Civil War, write about that. Send me the link when you
publish it on your blog, and on April 12th I'll publish all the links here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

52 Weeks to Personal Genealogy Spring

Week #14 – Spring

Week 14. Spring. What was spring like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.

Spring meant we could be outside more, playing in the yard or riding my bicycle, the snow would be all gone and no yard work yet. Spokane is actually in a very dry valley, but our moisture comes as snow in the winter and quite a lot of rain in the spring and a very dry summer. Now I know a lot of places a lot of rain means inches of rain in a day, but Spokane gets around 15 inches during the whole year, so a big rain in the spring is a half an inch and it takes a whole day to get that much, most days are closer to a few tenths of an inch. Mid May is our average last frost day, so by then we would be getting the garden ready for planting. I would help my grandmother with her small garden and then when summer comes we start eating a lot of fresh vegetables and start canning.
As a child I remember the school days changing for a long lunch hour in the spring and we could go home for lunch if we lived close, and I did.

Saturday Night Fun 1940 Census

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Know that the 1940 United States Census will be released for public viewing on the National Archives website on Monday, 2 April 2012 (366 days from today!). My understanding is that, when it is first released, that there will be no indexes available - we will have to search them the "old way" - with known addresses, finding enumeration districts from maps and websites, and then go page-by-page to find our folks. Eventually, there will be indexes available, but we don't know how long after the release that will be.

2) Which of your ancestral family members will be in the 1940 census? Consider not just your ancestors, but also their siblings.

3) Where did your ancestral family members live in 1940 on Census Day? Have you found all of the addresses in city directories or telephone books? Please list the ones you know the addresses of, and the ones you need to find addresses for.

Well soon I hope they open up the enumeration districts lists. In the 1930 census they put a list of where each enumeration district in Spokane was, they listed the boundaries and I drew a map of all the enumeration districts, and then made a copy for the library. The day the film arrived in the library I knew which enumeration district my mom and her parents lived and they were the first block enumerated in that district. I was also surprised to recognize most of the people living on that block in 1930, and for the 1940 census they lived in the same house at 4903 N. Crestline. My dad was still alive when the 1930 census came out so I asked him where he was living in 1930, he said at a logging camp in north Idaho, but I found him living with his parents on a farm near Blanchard, Idaho. He lived long enough to see himself in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census.

My mom Margaret and her parents Charles Rupert and Cleo Kelly lived at 4903 N. Crestline.
Anton and Anna Hansen my other grandparents were still on the farm near Blanchard, Idaho.
I think my dads older brother Ralph was living on a farm near Cashmere, Washington.
Pops older sister Frances should still be on a farm north of Columbus, Montana. Frances had married Fred Woltermann in the 1920s and in the 1930 census they used school districts in the area near Columbus for enumeration districts. I found them in the Woltermann school district in 1930, should be there again in 1940. So this should show 5 of my first cousins also. Pops other sister Carrie had married a Navy Captain, don't have a clue where they were in 1940, but he was stationed out of San Diego during the WWII, but on a ship most of the war.
My dad may be the hard one to find, I know he had moved to Spokane by 1940 and I think he was living in a boarding house near Hillyard in 1940.


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