“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Klamath Falls in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Klamath Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2013
1. Upper Klamath Lake Marker
Inscription.  This is Oregon's largest body of water, about 90,000 acres. Indians inhabiting its shores ("People of the Lake") lived well on wild fowl, fish and wocus seeds. The first known white visitors (1825-26) were Hudson's Bay trappers under Tom McKay and Finan McDonald. In 1846, while exploring here, John C. Fremont received news of the war with Mexico, which caused him to hasten around the northern end and back to California, there to play a part in the acquisition of that state. Now the lake serves as a natural reservoir for the Klamath reclamation project, for logging operations and for Klamath River power plants. It remains a resort for fishermen, and famous as a haven for wild life.
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list.
Location. 42° 14.044′ N, 121° 48.75′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon,
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in Klamath County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake (here, next to this marker); The Legacy Link (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eulalona (approx. 0.4 miles away); The River Link (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Nurse (In Memory of) (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Nurse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitlock House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Upper Klamath Lake. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 18, 2024