Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Drake Ponderosa Pines
Circumference: Approximately 80 feet
Age: 300+ years
This grove of old-growth Ponderosa Pines shaded the extensive lawn of the 1901 A.M. Drake home in the future sited of Bend. Drake's Pilot Butte Development Co. played a critical role in the town's development, platting downtown Bend and its original residential area. Three to the trees remain, of an original six, which were likely lost when the home itself was demolished in the mid-1950s.
Oregon Heritage Tree
Erected by Oregon Heritage Tree Program.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features.
Location. 44° 3.567′ N, 121° 18.91′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Brooks Street near Northwest Oregon Avenue. Located in Bend Park, near Mirror Pond Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 875 Northwest Brooks St, 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. Goodwillie-Allen-Rademacher House (a few steps A.M. Drake Homesite (a few steps from this marker); Founding of Bend (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower Theatre (about 300 feet away); O'Donnell Building (about 300 feet away); N.P Smith Pioneer Hardware (about 300 feet away); Buchwalter's (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.