Shevlin-Hixon Millsite - Bend, OR
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N 44° 02.980 W 121° 19.281
10T E 634472 N 4878759
History plaque in McKay Park in Bend, OR.
Waymark Code: WMW6J5
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/16/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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This history plaque was installed as part of the restoration of McKay Park following the completion of the adjacent Bend Whitewater Park.

Text of the plaque:

Shevlin-Hixon Millsite
On this 240 acre site in August of 1915, construction began on one of the largest pine sawmills in the U.S. It was owned and operated by the Shevlin-Hixon Company and, with its associated logging operations, employed over 600 people. Production ceased in December of 1950 and the assets were wold to Brooks-Scanlon, Inc.
This commemorative marker has been placed just upstream from the location of the Shevlin-Hixon office building.
Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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