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Trail Blazers Club Photograph Collection, 1946-1959

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Spring, Bob, 1918-
Title
Trail Blazers Club Photograph Collection
Dates
1946-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
21 photographic prints, (1 box)
Location of Collection
Materials are located in Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries. For more information about this collection including links to additional digital content, please connect to the finding aid on the University of Washington website.
Collection Number
620 (collection)
Summary
Photographs of Trail Blazers club members and activities taken by Bob and Ira Spring and Clayton Kilbourn.
Repository
University of Washington Librarires, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
Additional Reference Guides
To view selections from the collection in digital format, you can view the finding aid on the University of Washington website
Languages
English

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.

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.

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
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
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
3
12: Items to be raffled as fundraiser for memorial cabin in Necklace Valley
1946

Outdoor Life Magazine Award, 1952Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
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