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

O'Donnell Field

Built: 1916

 
 
O'Donnell Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
1. O'Donnell Field Marker
Inscription.  In its time, O'Donnell Field was one of the largest outdoor arenas in the state and was used for baseball and football games, track and field meets, rodeos, and by traveling carnivals and the Clyde Beatty Circus. It was built in 1916 for $400 and originally called the "Depot Grounds" because of the proximity of the Bend railroad depot. In 1922, it was named for Bend resident, Monte O'Donnell, a one-time catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. O'Donnell Field was the home of the Bend town baseball teams, including the original Bend Elks. Fire destroyed the main grandstand in 1943 and O'Donnell Field was used for the last time in 1946. The stands were razed in 1947.
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number C14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 44° 3.6′ N, 121° 18.348′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is at the intersection
O'Donnell Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
2. O'Donnell Field Marker
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of Northeast 1st Street and Northeast Greenwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Northeast 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1145 Northeast 1st 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. Wright Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); A.J. Tucker Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Deschutes County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierson Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Bend Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cozy Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Downing Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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