Central Oregon SIGNED 1918 W.D. Cheney - History - Bend - Deschutes - Vinal


Title: Central Oregon

Author: W.D. [William Duncan] Cheney

Description: Presentation copy, inscribed by author on flyleaf. Three-quarter leather binding with marbled sides; raised bands with gilt tooling in each panel. Gilt top edge. A couple dark drip spots on front board. Marbled endpapers. Pages crisp. Frontispiece map with tissue guard. 149 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches.

Finely bound. Inscribed by Cheney "To one of the most faithful / authors of Central Oregon, / Elwin L. Vinal, with the / compliments of his life-long / friend, / the Author / June 1, 1918." Vinal lived on Mercer Island between 1909 and his death in 1971. Professionally he was a mining and civil engineer, but was also an active real estate promoter in Bend, Oregon during the earlier part of the twentieth century. He and his wife platted Bend's Keystone Terrace subdivision.

An survey of central and southern Oregon, its character, topography, development, businesses, industry, agriculture, transportation, and prospects for growth, including projects already undertaken and those that are projected.

Chapters: "The Central Oregon Funnel"; The Contents of the Hopper; Official Description of the Hopper; Malheur; Harney; Lake; Klamath; The Deschutes Valley; The Pacific Highway; The Valley and the Town; Agriculture in Deschutes Valley; Commercial Value of Central Oregon's Potential Resources; Waterpower; Bend; Railroads; The Strahorn Lines.

Binding: Fine Binding Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: The Ivy Press
Place: [Seattle]
Year: 1918

Keywords: Oregon, Pacific Northwest, PNW, development, Vinal, presentation copy, Bend, Deschutes,

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