Troy Field
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.391 W 121° 18.892
10T E 634976 N 4879530
The historic Troy Field.
Waymark Code: WM908
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/14/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 13

East side of Bond Street between Louisiana and Kansas

Marker Name: C3 - Troy Field
Marker Text: Generations of Bend children and many adults enjoyed free, public ice skating in the 1940s and 1950s on Troy Field, named for the Troy Laundry facility that adjoined the eastern boundary of the field. The rink was created when the then-dirt field was sprayed (weather conditions permitting) by the Bend Fire Department employees using hoses linked to the City of Bend’s nearby fire hydrants. A City of Bend street sweeper was used to “groom” the ice, which varied considerably in quality due to the almost daily freezing and thawing of the ice.
Photo: circa 1949
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by Jim and Judy Crowell

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

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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