FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1965-66: captive orcas, Navy open house, the cost of education and more!

I still have plenty of 1980’s negatives to share but today we are moving on to a box of 1965-1965 images.

Now the problems with these really old boxes of negative sleeves is that they usually aren’t labeled with anything except “NEWS” or “SPORTS” and the date. So while i can usually give you just a tiny bit of info on these- now the info is even less than that.

Items of note:

  • The captive orca images just pull at my heart strings. When I saw the movie Blackfish and read the back story of the captured Puget Sound orcas I wondered if I would happen upon some images of them during this project. In this batch we have one being towed in a pen behind a boat from 1965 and then some shots from one in a pen from 1966. ****Note from longtime Kitsap resident and Sun reporter Ed Friedrich tells me that he thinks the orca is Namu and was on display in a cove along Beach Drive and “it was a huge spectacle and traffic jam as everybody drove there to try to get a look.”
  • In the image of the average cost of education I zoomed in and the totals for the local schools are as follows: NK $474.38, Bainbridge $456.16 and Bremerton $464.16.
  • The images of the Navy planes were on the same roll of film as the pics of the dolphins and sea lion- which makes me think they all must be from a tour of a local base that had not only planes but also a few marine mammal service members.

***I also feel the need to put small plea on this post because of some slightly unscrupulous re-postings – if you are going to share these photos around social media and what not (which is totally fine) PLEASE credit the Kitsap Sun. These are our old but still copyrighted images and it is important to note that they are credited to us. ***

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

04/01/66 News
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04/01/66 News
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11/04/65 Whale Tow
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Whale Tow
11/04/65 Whale Tow
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Whale Tow
11/04/65 Whale Tow
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Whale Tow
04/19/66 News
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04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
07/17/65 News
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07/17/65 News
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03/28/66 News
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04/19/66 Bowlers Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
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Bowlers
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
05/16/66 News
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04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
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Open House
03/03/66 Medicare Signup
03/03/66
Medicare Signup
12/22/65 Fire
12/22/65
Fire
03/08/66
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05/16/66 News
05/16/66
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05/16/66 News
05/16/66
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02/09/66 News
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02/01/66 News
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09/19/66 News
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07/17/65 News
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3 thoughts on “FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1965-66: captive orcas, Navy open house, the cost of education and more!

  1. Looks like a couple of the May 1966 shots labeled ‘news’ are of the launching of USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37)

  2. The dancers are Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylen. The next photo is of Myron Floren. They were all from the Lawrence Welk show and were brought to PSNS to help celebrate the shipyard’s 75th anniversary. The Shop Masters were tasked with different portions of the celebration. My father, Ken Nelson, the Boiler Shop Master had the entertainment and arranged for Bobby, Barbara and Myron to be here. He received a Christmas Card for many years from Bobby Burgess who always said he would never forget their participation here in Bremerton because the people made them feel so welcome and came to see them dance and play even when the rain was pouring down. They loved the salmon bake as did all who attended.

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