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Trail Blazers Club Photograph Collection, 1946-1959

Overview of the Collection

Spring, Bob, 1918-
Trail Blazers Club Photograph Collection
1946-1959 (inclusive)
21 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs of Trail Blazers club members and activities taken by Bob and Ira Spring and Clayton Kilbourn.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Founded in 1933, the Trail Blazers is a volunteer organization that stocks and monitors trout in many of the alpine lakes in Washington State's wilderness areas. The club's aim is to preserve the lakes and their rich resources as alpine fishing areas, and the Trail Blazers have devoted numerous volunteer hours to restocking lakes in conjunction with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

In 1952, Outdoor Life magazine presented the club with the Conservation Award for their work and commitment to the maintenance of trails, alpine lake restocking, and general wilderness preservation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains 21 photographs which document activities and members of the Trail Blazers club. Photographs were made by Bob and Ira Spring and group member Clayton Kilbourn.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Trail Blazers Club Members, July 12-13, 1958Return to Top

Spring, Bob, 1918-Spring, Ira  ( photographer)
Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1
Williams Lake stocking trip: group photo  
1 2
Williams Lake stocking trip: weighing fish
1 3-5
Williams Lake stocking trip  
1 6
Williams Lake stocking trip: putting up sign
1 7
View of Williams Lake  

Nordrum Cabin Construction, ca. 1940sReturn to Top

The Nordrum Lake Cabin was dedicated to Bill Simon, a club member killed in action in WWII.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
2 8
Nordrum cabin construction
2 9
Nordrum cabin construction: men on roof
2 10
Nordrum cabin construction  
2 11
Nordrum cabin construction: interior

Necklace Valley Memorial Cabin FundraiserReturn to Top

The Necklace Valley Cabin was dedicated to Jack Streeter, a friend of the club killed in action in WWII.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
3 12
Items to be raffled as fundraiser for memorial cabin in Necklace Valley

Outdoor Life Magazine Award, 1952Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
4 13
Governor Arthur Langlie and Trail Blazers president Gordie Herbert  
4 14
Governor Arthur Langlie, Gordie Herbert, and journalist Howard E. Jackson  
4 15
Arthur Langlie, Gordie Herbert
4 16
Gordie Herbert, Arthur Langlie, Howard E. Jackson  
4 17
Langlie, Herbert, Jackson: filming of ceremony
4 18-19
Journalist Howard E. Jackson interviewed on KJR radio
4 20-21
Howard E. Jackson and Gordie Herbert interviewed on KOMO radio