Sunriver is 50 years old!!! Saturday October 20 at 5:00 PM we celebrate with a slide show presentation of Tor Hanson’s latest book, aptly titled, Sunriver. Tor’s last book Camp Abbot, gives a slice of Sunriver’s history, the time during WWII when it was a training camp for engineers needed in the war effort. Sunriver spans a much longer time frame, from the time of mastodons to current day. Full of great photos showing what came before (Black Angus cattle happily munching near their home now known at the Great Hall) to todays’ Sunriver Music Festival (also held in the aforementioned hall, though without the Black Angus cattle).
For years we have heard the desire of visitors and residents for a book that told about Sunriver, what to do, where to do it, and what came before. Tor Hanson answers all these questions in Sunriver. Want to know the story about the development of current day Sunriver? It is right here in the book. Curious about the earlier explorers? They are included.
Sunriver’s commitment to the environment, one of our main reasons for settling here, is highlighted. The Sunriver Nature Center is at the heart of what Sunriver is about, humans attempting to live in harmony with the environment, being good stewards of the forest and the many creatures that have lived here long before houses for people were contemplated. Hanson points out the significant contribution of individuals working toward making this dream a reality, such as Jay Bowerman who has worked tirelessly for three decades to keep this mission intact. It is our hope that Sunriver continues to support the Sunriver Nature Center and the commitment to living in harmony with nature for the next fifty years too.
Sunriver is also a place to play! Kayak, play tennis, ride bikes, golf, dine at great restaurants, shop in the village, it is all included in Tor’s book. This is the perfect book to give guests in advance of their time in vacation and for residents to read too!
Tor’s last presentation was informative, fun, and expertly presented. We are eagerly anticipating his new book, Sunriver! Sign up to attend by calling 541-593-2525, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.