Legendary Locals of Bend

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A fascinating mix of local legends who could be characterized as "the right people, in the right place, at the right time" arrived in Central Oregon during the past century and a half to make Bend the fascinating city it has become. Some of these people—explorer John Charles Fremont, publisher George Palmer Putnam, economist William A. Niskanen, and "World's Greatest Athlete" Ashton Eaton among them—gained national prominence and even global stature. Others were and are more ordinary people who have done and continue to do extraordinary things in an extraordinary place, a small but singular city of some 80,000 souls astride the Deschutes River at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range.
ISBN: 9781467102278
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 169
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Les Joslin is a retired US Navy commander; former US Forest Service firefighter, wilderness ranger, and staff officer; and former Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University instructor. A graduate of San Jose State College, he holds master's degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of London. A resident of Bend for almost three decades, he is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Deschutes County Historical Society and a fellow of the High Desert Museum. He appreciates the assistance of many in the preparation of this book.
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