Bend history links

I ran across a couple of links lately relating to Bend’s history that I thought I’d share.

The first is a photo on Flickr of Downtown Bend looking east on Franklin Avenue. It was taken circa 1972, and the cross street at the light is Bond. The new Franklin Crossing building occupies the space where that Texaco gas station used to be.

The second is a link to the City of Bend’s historic City Council meeting minutes. I found this page when I was digging around the City Council page the other night; the City has posted scanned PDFs of the original documents going back to January 1913. Pretty dry reading, but still a hugely valuable resource, and too interesting not to share.

6 thoughts on “Bend history links

  1. Note that the 76 station offered Gold Bond stamps while the shell offered S&H Green Stamps.

    Was Piggly Wiggly still in at the time next to the motel on the left?

  2. That’s not Pilot Butte, Maybe Awbrey Butte. note the railcars. This is probably on the east side of the Parkway and railroad near Greenwood and First st. If that is even Awbrey…

  3. You’re right! It is Aubrey – don’t know what I was thinking.
    I’ve modified my flickr info.
    We got the photos from a guy when we purchased his old Indian motorcycle a few years back – he’d taken the photos and also is in some of them.

  4. I really enjoyed this post. I was trying to find photos of Wetle’s Department Store the other day but couldn’t find any. This is a great shot. Thanks for the memories!

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