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Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Buchwalter's

Est. 1919

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
1. Buchwalter's Marker
Inscription.  The R.N.Bushwalter's Sport Store was the first full-service sporting goods business in Central Oregon. "Buck" -as he was known, offered auto accessories, a large selection of guns, ammunition and fishing tackle, The first pair of skies sold in Central Oregon, came out of this store. The entire upstairs of this 900 Wall Street Bldg. had the legal address as 904 Wall. Buck's love of hunting and fishing and Central Oregon, led to organizing the first auto trips to the Skeleton Caves, Wind Caves, and Arnold's Ice Cave out East of Bend. Buck also helped found and establish the Sky-Liners Ski Club - the forerunner of Mount Bachelor itself, and now one of the top ski resorts in the Nation. As many did, this milestone business succumbed to the Great Depression of the 1930's. This Plaque of Dedication is presented by the loving families and descendants of Ralph N. "Buck" Buchwalter.
 
Erected by Families and Descendants of Ralph N. "Buck" Buchwalter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 44° 3.537′ N, 121° 
Buchwalter's and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
2. Buchwalter's and Marker
The marker is on the wall behind the orange barrier and man in the white, short-sleeve shirt.
18.844′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Wall Street and Northwest Minnesota Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Northwest Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Northwest Wall Street, Bend OR 97701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sather Building (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); O'Donnell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); N.P Smith Pioneer Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Goodwillie-Allen-Rademacher House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drake Ponderosa Pines (about 300 feet away); A.M. Drake Homesite (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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