A Commemoration - Deschutes County, Oregon
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N 43° 53.706 W 121° 22.174
10T E 630949 N 4861513
Commemorative plaque at Lava River Cave overlook.
Waymark Code: WM3YJ2
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/06/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Commemorative plaque at Lava River Cave overlook.

Marker Name: A Commemoration
Marker Text: Honoring the vision of three men who, on December 4, 1925, preserved the LAVA RIVER CAVE for posterity:

  • Ira Williams of the state Bureau of Mines and Geology,
  • Judge R.W. Sawyer of Bend, who recommended the first plan for preserving the cave, and
  • J.P. Hennessy, General Manager of the Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company, who transferred the deed of property to the State of Oregon.
  • In addition, all the public servants who have worked for the U.S. Forest Service to make the Lava River Cave a continual place of wonder and enjoyment.

    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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