Changing Forest - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 55.904 W 121° 24.838
10T E 627305 N 4865513
History marker along Benham Interpretive Trail.
Waymark Code: WM1B4J
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located along Benham Interpretive Trail west of parking lot.

Marker Name: Changing Forest
Marker Text: In 1916, Bend became the home of two major logging firms, Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks-Scanlon. Until that time, lumber had been produced only for local use by small sawmills. The two firms built large pine mills and began large scale logging operations in the Deschutes Basin. In 1950, with their timber resources nearly exhausted, Shevlin-Hixon sold their holdings to Brooks-Scanlon. The Benham Falls area, like other large areas of land where forest had been cut and were of no use to the lumber companies, was acquired by the Forest Service.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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