First Bend School Landmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.537 W 121° 19.090
10T E 634706 N 4879795
Bend’s First School Landmark.
Waymark Code: WM89R
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/03/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 13

This sign is located adjacent to the High Wheels in Drake Park.


Marker Name: A21 - Bend School Landmark
Marker Text: In 1897 a multi-purpose log cabin was built on this side by the Deschutes River. It was nicknamed the Trappers Cabin because trappers often used it for storage. Church services were sometimes held in the cabin and it was the original office of The Bend Bulletin. The cabin’s primary function was to serve as school house to the dozen or so children in the area at the time.
In 1905, two hundred children were of school age and the cabin was no longer adequate. A $6,500 bond issue financed a new, six-room school building.
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by Bend Chamber & Deschutes County Historical Society

There is a second older plaque (the original landmark) on the other side of the boulder that was placed in 1958 by the Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the site of the first school in Bend, Oregon. Building erected 1877. (NOTE that the older plaque says 1877 and the newer one says 1897).

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

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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