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Tumalo Project Presentation Is Set For May 7
May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Central Oregon Nordic Club and Deschutes Land Trust are sponsoring a presentation on Tuesday, May 7, titled “The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat: A look back at the 1913-1914 Tumalo Project.”
The speaker will be amateur history enthusiast Mike Berry, also the Deschutes Country surveyor, and the venue will be the Unitarian Church at 61980 Skyline Ranch Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7.
Here is a description of the program:
“One hundred years ago, the State of Oregon stepped in to help settlers in the Tumalo area salvage their crushed dreams. A rogue’s gallery of grifters, chiselers, swindlers and cheats had left hundreds of settlers high and dry. The state’s well-intended plans to bring irrigation to the area went awry. Join Mike Berry for a presentation on the follies and foibles of the Tumalo project.”