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Mind Bend-ers: Your Dose of Quirky Bend Culture and Trivia

What's up with that?

It's not an unusual question for someone to ask in a city's visitor center, and we field plenty of 'em here at Visit Bend. From scandalous history to quirky culture, visitors want to know more about the things that make Bend unique.

We created the Mind Bend-ers blog series to answer some of your most pressing questions about offbeat Bend trivia. Follow the links below to see some of what we've posted so far.

And if you have a question for Mind Bend-ers, shoot us an email. We're happy to help track down the inside scoop.

We're helpful like that.


3 big fat lies about bend history

Think Amelia Earhart used to live here, or that the 1950 mill deal was decided on a coin toss? Think again.
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


Klondike Kate: Bend's original fun, fearless female

If marching through Downtown Bend in a showgirl costume is wrong, she doesn't want to be right.
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


Wanna sit on art's lap?

No, really. It's how we do art appreciation in Bend.
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


No, Big Eddy wasn't a lumberjack

Some random history of whitewater rafting in Bend
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


There's gold in them-thar hills. Or not.

Get the skinny on Bend's gold rush that . . . uh, kinda wasn't
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


Let's go swill gin in a cave!

Learn what dastardly deeds took place in Bend's lava tubes during prohibition
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


What's the Story Behind the Flag at the Top of the Old Mill District Smokestacks?

There's nothing like scaling a 200-foot tower to show your patriotism
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


Get Your Ghost Fix at the DesChutes Historical Museum

Meet George Brosterhous, the friendly ghost
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


Bend's Presidential Past

One presidential nominee's ill-fated political career ended right here in Bend
>> Read the full story here on the Bend Buzz Blog


 

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