Klamath Falls in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
On Both Sides Of The River
Before The White Man's Era
Erected 1934 by Eulalona Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 42° 14.308′ N, 121° 48.406′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Drive (Route 630), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Putnams Point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Lakeshore Drive, Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The River Link (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legacy Link (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Klamath Lake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Nurse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Whitlock House (approx. 1½ miles away); Marion Apartments (approx. 1½ miles away); Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
Regarding Eulalona. This historical marker
The Eulalona Indian Village that this marker refers to was once a Native American settlement where much salmon fishing was done along the Link River. During the summer months the Klamath Indians (the City of Klamath Falls is named after this tribe) were scattered throughout the Klamath Basin hunting and fishing and led more nomadic lifestyles. But when the first frosts came into the Basin annually, many tribesmen and women would make camp in and around the headwaters of the Link River for the winter and have enough food from the deer and salmon they caught and dried to sustain them for months on end. This village was also a trading post with many peoples of the area for fish, furs and other necessities.
For non-locals who visit this site, there are no longer any salmon runs along the Link River and haven't been for over 100 years. There has been an ever-growing movement lately between environmental organizations and government bodies to possibly restore the salmon
Also see . . . Eulalona Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Additional markers placed by the Eulalona Chapter. (Submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.