Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 37.416 W 121° 30.614
10T E 620193 N 4831146
There are four signs in this kiosk on Hwy. 31 near the north end of the Outback Scenic Byway
Waymark Code: WM1NFM
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/09/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 30

This kiosk is located on the south side of Hwy 31 near mile 1.7. There are four signs in the kiosk: Timber (history), Unquiet Earth (geology), Local Attractions, and Byway Description

Marker Name: Timber!
Marker Text: When the first Euroamerican settlers arrived in this region, they found mountains cloaked with open forests of large trees. This easily accessible timber was a powerful draw for entrepreneurs with enough energy and backing to set up logging operations.
In 1916, Minnesota-based lumber companies Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks-Scanlon established twin mills on either side of the Deschutes River in Bend. WIthin a decade, the surrounding mountains (as far south as La Pine) were loaced with hundreds of miles of logging railroads and mobile timber camps followed.
Marker Name: Unquiet Earth
Marker Text: Central Oregon is a land of volcanoes where molten rock pushes restlessly upward against the earth’s thin, fractured crust. Over the past few million years, this region has been shattered and sculpted by explosions, earthquakes, ashfalls, ashflows, and gigantic basalt floods, creating a landscape as dramatic as it is beautiful. Here are some nearby examples: Newberry Volcano, Hole-in-the-Ground, Fort Rock, Derrick Cave, Badlands, and Moffitt Butte.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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