The Deschutes Railroad War is A Race for Oregon’s Natural Resources The Deschutes River Railroad War in the early 1900s shaped the future of Central Oregon. Without railroad tycoons James […]
See that distinctive silhouette outlining the edges of Three Fingered Jack along the Cascade Range? Well, deeper in the archives of history is the tale of a three-fingered pioneer trapper […]
The old ski hills of Central Oregon may have been lost to time, but a local historian is digging their stories back up.
Dozens of films have been made in Central Oregon over the years, from Westerns to comedies
On July 4, 1933, the first Bend Water Pageant took place. Weeks before the event, the town was hard at work getting ready. The float near the modern day and aptly named Pageant Park was not a task to prepare for overnight.
For one glorious summer fifty years ago, the computer who wore tennis shoes played second base for Bend’s first minor league baseball club.
One spot in West Bend has remained true to its origins in many ways, reminding us life might not be quite as different today versus yesterday as we might think.
Two dollars was all it took to create one of the most enduring legacies in Bend’s ski history.
Like coronavirus, the first major outbreak of polio in the U.S. struck in New York, in 1916. The scourge spread west, gripping the country with fear along its trajectory.
Today, the Deschutes National Forest’s natural landscape is known for awesome beauty and plenty of recreational opportunity.
In 1904, a handful of citizens who lived in the not-quite-yet-incorporated community of Bend were craving greater access to news from all around the nation.
Drake arrived in Bend more than 100 years ago, but his fingerprints are all over this town, even if you don’t know where to look.
In the throes of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt had a message to all Americans: Take a road trip and get to know your country.
A ongoing quest to find and ferment apples rooted in the history of Bend.
Elk Lake Sailing Club is gone, but its legacy endures on the eve of a 100-year anniversary.
Find historical tidbits, architectural legacies and even a ghost.
The fire-proofed O’Kane building still sits at the corner of Oregon and Bond streets.
The historic home is all that remains of Bend’s flagship dairy.
Bill Healy brought Central Oregon ski dreams to life.
The suitcase represents a dark chapter in Oregon history.
How baseball and a bold Italian launched Bend’s nationally acclaimed parks district.
The life and times of the storyteller, naturalist and namesake of Hosmer Lake.
She had the vision for what the medical center could be.
The storied life and demise of Bend’s iconic chalet.
It is three o’clock in the morning and the burgeoning mill town of Bend is asleep. Suddenly, an explosion rips through the Congress Apartments.
The potato has a long history in Central Oregon, and some local festivals such as the Deschutes County Fair trace their roots to the humble spud.
Inside the newly-restored Crooked River Inn, a bed & breakfast in the heart of Prineville.
Located amid the bustle of downtown Bend, Troy Field offers a glimpse into the history of Bend and a lesson in how a simple patch of land can evolve into an institution.
Bookend Redmond’s walking history tour with a taste of the present.
What is now an outdoor recreation basecamp was once a training camp for soldiers during World War II.
There are endless opportunities to enjoy art, live music and presentations to broaden your horizons.
Redmond discovers that leveraging the best of the last century may be the cornerstone of the next hundred years.
Central Oregon has a long history of Nordic and alpine skiing, but none is older or more influential than the Skyliners ski club.
The event draws thousands of onlookers and furry friends each year.
Think you’re a Bend history buff? Test your knowledge of Central Oregon geography with our Then & Now quizzes. Click through the photos to learn the history behind the landmarks. […]
The gear, inelegant. The methods, crude. The hair, long. The pants, flared. The fun – full tilt. Bend’s “outdoor pioneers” transformed a region that would draw people from around the world with a […]