Merrill in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
mile east of here and was the site of the opening battle
of the Modoc War - Nov. 1872
Erected by Klamath County Historical Society. (Marker Number A-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1872.
Location. 42° 0.642′ N, 121° 33.669′ W. Marker is in Merrill, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Malone Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill OR 97633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Stone Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Applegate Trail (here, next to this marker); Dennis Crawley Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ranch of J. Frank Adams (approx. 1.2 miles away); Applegate Trail - Clammett LakeCamp Tulelake (approx. 2.9 miles away in California); White Lake City (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tulelake World War II War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in California). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrill.
Regarding Stone Bridge. At Lost River, the 1846-1853 Applegate Trail route turned to the northwest and traveled up the east bank of the river to the Stone Bridge. Although not listed on the plaque, this marker is number A-45 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.
The ford was described by emigrants as: "a singular rock which made a good shallow ford," "a sort of natural dam," "the natural bridge," and "solid rock ford."
The current Anderson-Rose Dam was built on top of the natural 'stone bridge' that emigrants used.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.