Keno in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Klamath River Crossing
We crossed the Klamath River this evening with our waggons and got over without difficulty except that one of our train['s] loose oxen got mired at the bank of the river and detained us some time. We proceeded to the mountain near by and had a succession of steep ascents, requiring double teams to accomplish the ascent. After driving 10 miles near dusk one of our waggons broke down, the fore wheel being smashed....a total loss to us.
October 24, 1853
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keno OR 97627, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Applegate Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Klamath River Ford (approx. one mile away); Spencer Creek Crossing / Camp Day (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cooper Stage - Station Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bear Valley (approx. 3.3 miles away); Walters Cabin Tree Planting (approx. 4½ miles away); Weyerhaeuser Camp 3 (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keno.
More about this marker. One of two interpretive displays facing the Klamath River at Topsy Reservoir
Regarding Klamath River Crossing. The Klamath River is much deeper now than it was in the mid-1850s, due to the dams along Klamath River that have created Topsy Reservoir at this location.
Categories. • Exploration •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.