1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

OREGON 
A carnival of timbering is staged along a stretch of the Flushing River by a troupe of 25 men and women from the Northwest, with much climbing, chopping, birling (log-rolling), jousting from logs, double-bladed-ax throwing and clowning. Spars of Douglas fir 120 feet tall are set up on the bank and used for many of the feats; wear and tear requires the replacement of these great masts every two or three days. Bleachers seat 1,250; under them visitors will find a display of Oregon industries and as souvenir shop.
* Admission: adults, $1.00; children, 75 cents.
* Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Shows daily at noon, 2 p.m, 4 p.m. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Highlights
MIGHTY WOODSMEN. Carnival acts are changed monthly and it is not hard to see why: A 74-year-old Finn climbs up a spar by means of two planks; a logger drops his hat from the top, then beats the hat down, and the other acts are equally rugged.
TOTEM-CARVING OREGONIAN. An old art is demonstrated in front of the pavilion by an expert who carves traditional totems using nothing more than a primitive ax.

OREGON

A continuous carnival of the Northwest includes log-rolling, canoe tilting and a wrestling match between a man and a bear.

Visitors may drive gasoline-powered "go-karts" on a quarter-mile track or take paddle- or motor-boat rides on the Flushing River. Each night after the Fair's fireworks, a hootenanny features folk music and rock-and-roll.

TIMBER CARNIVAL. From noon to 8 p.m., Indians joust in canoes and loggers compete in ax-throwing, wood-chopping and pole-climbing contests. Under the stands, which seat 1,250, products such as wood carvings and objects of polished volcanic rock are sold.

RESTAURANTS. There are several eating places, with cuisines ranging from barbecue to Chinese. 

Admission: adults, $1.00; children, 75 cents. Go-karts, boats: 50 cents a ride..

Relax in the State of Excitement at the Oregon Pavilion on the banks of the Flushing River where you'll relive the death-defying Oregon Timber Carnival in this on-line Pavilion Guide.

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