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Keno in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Second Klamath River Ford

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, September 20, 2014
1. Second Klamath River Ford Marker
Inscription.  Second Klamath River Ford
on Applegate Trail - 1847
 
Erected 1974 by Klamath County Historical Society. (Marker Number A-58.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, and the California Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 42° 8.977′ N, 122° 2.412′ W. Marker is in Keno, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Unnamed Road 0.3 miles from Keno Access Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keno OR 97627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencer Creek Crossing / Camp Day (approx. 0.7 miles away); Klamath River Crossing (approx. one mile away); The Applegate Trail (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Topsy Grade (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chase Stage Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cooper Stage - Station Site
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By Douglass Halvorsen, September 20, 2014
2. Second Klamath River Ford Marker
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Walters Cabin Tree Planting (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keno.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located 1/4 mile east of Keno Access Rd and just south of a dirt track road.
 
Regarding Second Klamath River Ford. The route of the historic Applegate Trail passed through this location from 1847 onward. The FIRST river ford that settlers traveled across in 1846 was located further east up the Klamath River, near Keno, Oregon. Although not listed on the plaque, this marker is number A-58 in the Applegate Trail series of markers monumented by Trails West Inc. and appears in their booklet titled A Guide to the Applegate Trail From Goose Lake to Southern Oregon available for sale on their website.
 
Second Klamath River Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, September 20, 2014
3. Second Klamath River Ford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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