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Author Event: Mount Bachelor: A History by Glenn Voelz
June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$5
Join Bend author Glenn Voelz to discuss his new book, “Mount Bachelor: A History.
This is a ticketed event requiring a $5 fee or purchase of the book. Fees and books can be purchased through Eventbrite HERE.
The mountain that saved a dying town.
Long before Mount Bachelor became one of the country’s largest ski areas, the booming timber mills drew workers to Oregon’s forested hills. In the early 1920s, Scandinavian immigrants started a community ski club, and their passion for the mountains created a vibrant outdoor culture centered on skiing and winter recreation. As the timber industry collapsed in the 1950s, Bend businessman Bill Healy opened a small ski hill on the slopes of Bachelor Butte. That resort, set in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest, helped turn a fading logging town into a hub for tourism and outdoor recreation. Join author Glenn Voelz as he explores how Mount Bachelor became a vital part of the region’s culture, history, and economy.
Glenn Voelz served for twenty-five years in the U.S. Army and held leadership positions at the Pentagon, the White House Situation Room and NATO headquarters. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of History. He is the author of more than a dozen books and journal articles. Glenn is a ski patroller at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center and volunteers with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team.