Denis Oliphant (left, wearing hat) and a group of guides pose next to a pair of rafts from the early days of Sun Country Tours. After taming Big Eddy, a rough section of the Deschutes River, in the late 1970’s, Sun Country took more than 4,000 guests on rafting excursions the first summer. Last year, the company navigated its millionth guest down the river.

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