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

Bend Fire Station

Built: 1920

 
 
Bend Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
1. Bend Fire Station Marker
Inscription.  Frontier towns had a long way to go before achieving the fire fighting capabilities of more established communities and fires were an ever-present threat; firefighters had their hands full just getting to the scene. In 1918, Tom Carlon took over as fire chief and reorganized the department. He used an old Cadillac truck as his first fire engine.
Bend got its first real fire station in 1920. It housed two vehicles and had one person on duty at all times. Under Carlon's leadership the Fire Department developed a fine reputation and became a model for the nation.
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number C10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 44° 3.457′ N, 121° 18.732′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on Northwest Minnesota Avenue near Northwest Lava Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at
Bend Fire Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
2. Bend Fire Station and Marker
or near this postal address: 5 Northwest Minnesota Avenue, 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. Bend Hardware Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aune's Livery and Transfer (about 400 feet away); First Bend Church (about 400 feet away); O'Kane Building (about 500 feet away); Buchwalter's (about 700 feet away); Sather Building (about 700 feet away); Downing Hotel (about 700 feet away); "Klondike Kate" House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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