Tor Hanson explores how Bend became the center of the lumber industry.
Local historian Tor Hanson takes you on a trip to 1905 Bend to explain why the city ended up becoming the center of the lumber industry and home to two of the largest pine mills in the United States in the '20s and '30s.
Freelance writer and local historian Tor Hanson is passionate about history, especially Central Oregon's history. He is a board member of the Deschutes Historical Society and the editor of the society's monthly newsletter, The Homesteader. He has also presented three History Pubs: The Prohibition in Bend; The Great Depression in Bend; and The Nordeen Legacy.