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Object Name Print, photographic
Catalog Number 1995.013.0001
Collection Deschutes County Historical Society
Description A group of national political and news dignitaries gathers at a welcoming event in 1948 at the Pilot Butte Inn. At the far left standing in the doorway is Robert W. Sawyer, Bulletin editor. To his left is Duncan McKay, local attorney. Photograph taken during May 1948 Republican campaign tour in Oregon. Governor Dewey arrived in Bend on May, 8 1948 for a 3 day stopover. Stayed in the Pilot Butte Inn and toured Central Oregon communities.
Signs say, "Hello Tom Dewey Bend Welcomes You and Hi! Jim Hagerty Bend Welcomes you"
Dan Rastovich said that the mayor of North Powder, Oregon (near Baker City) found the photo in a box December 1994.
Photographer Bob Hegge