O’Donnell Field
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.602 W 121° 18.346
10T E 635697 N 4879936
This history sign is located at the SW corner of the Miller Lumber Co. on Greenwood Ave.
Waymark Code: WMQYB
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/19/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Sign is located at the corner of Greenwood Ave and NE 1st St

Marker Name: ”C14 - O’Donnell Field”
Marker Text: In its time, O’Donnell Field was one of the largest outdoor arenas in the state and was used for baseball and football games, track and field meets, rodeos, and by traveling carnivals and the Clyde Beatty Circus. It was built in 1916 for $400 and originally called the “Depot Grounds” because of the proximity of the Bend railroad depot. In 1922, it was named for Bend resident, Monte O’Donnell, a one-time catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. O’Donnell Field was the home of the Bend town baseball teams, including the original Bend Elks. Fire destroyed the main grandstand in 1943 and O’Donnell Field was used for the last time in 1946. The stands were razed in 1947.
Built: 1916
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the Miller Lumber Company

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

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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