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

Merganser

 
 
Merganser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 5, 2013
1. Merganser Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer village founded in 1870. A rival town of Linkville and the first platted in Klamath County. Named after the merganser ducks on Klamath River. A bridge-crossing made it an important trade route. The town served as a settler defense rendezvous during the 1872-73 Modoc War. Declined in the 1880’s.

(formerly Lakeport)
 
Erected 1994 by Klamath Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 42° 11.158′ N, 121° 47.376′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3191 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Merganser (here, next to this marker); Klamath Basin History (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Merganser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 5, 2013
2. Merganser Marker
Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 2.3 miles away); George Nurse (In Memory of) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Locomotive 2579 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Beginning of a Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); Klamath Falls City Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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