COL (R) Voelz ’92 Releases ‘Mount Bachelor – A History’

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Join author COL (R) Glenn Voelz ’92 as he explores how Mount Bachelor became a vital part of the region’s culture, history and economy in “Mount Bachelor – A History.” 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.

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