Robert W. Sawyer
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 05.166 W 121° 18.642
10T E 635242 N 4882823
Sign about Sawyer Park being named in honor of Robert W. Sawyer.
Waymark Code: WM4D0P
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/07/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located near the north end of the bridge in Sawyer Park.

Marker Name: Robert W. Sawyer
Marker Text: This park is named in honor of Robert W. Sawyer, 1890-1959.
Robert Sawyer was a lawyer, newspaperman and one of Oregon’s earliest conservationists. A native of Maine, Sawyer was a Harvard Law graduate who arrived in Bend in 1912 by horse and buggy. From 1916 to 1953 he owned and edited The Bend Bulletin, where he was known to conserve paper by drafting editorials on the backs of used envelopes. Sawyer served as Deschutes County’s second judge, and was honored in 1953 as Oregon’s Outstanding Citizen of the Half Century. He volunteered for many state and national land management agencies and enjoyed botany, ornithology, history and hiking. The State Highway Commission dedicated Sawyer State Park in 1931; this site later transferred to the Bend Metro Park & Recreation District.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

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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