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

Cooper Stage - Station Site

 
 
Copper Stage - Station Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, January 11, 2015
1. Copper Stage - Station Site Marker
Inscription.  
Cooper stage - station site
the Applegate Trail - 1846
The Southern Oregon Wagon Road - 1868

 
Erected by Klamath County Historical Landmark Commission, Klamath County Historical Society. (Marker Number A-56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, and the California Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 42° 9.106′ N, 121° 58.333′ W. Marker is in Keno, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on Freight Road Lane. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chase Stage Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whittle's Ferry Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Spencer Creek Crossing / Camp Day (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bear Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Applegate Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Klamath River Crossing
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Topsy Grade (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keno.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located about 1/2 mile south of Clover Creek Rd.
 
Regarding Cooper Stage - Station Site. The route of the historic Applegate Trail passed through this location in the year 1846 only. Although not listed on the plaque, this marker is number A-56 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 1973 edition of Klamath Echoes - Stagecoach to Linkville mentions Cooper Station a number of times. An excerpt reads: "In 1883, Robert (Bob) L. Oliver sold the stage station formerly owned by Thomas Way to H. E. Cooper. (This site has become known as Cooper Stage Station, about four miles west of Keno on the Southern Oregon Wagon Road paralleling the north side of the Klamath River between Spencer Creek and Keno).
 
Copper Stage - Station Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, January 11, 2015
2. Copper Stage - Station Site Marker
Copper Stage - Station Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, January 11, 2015
3. Copper Stage - Station Site Marker
Copper Stage - Station Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, January 11, 2015
4. Copper Stage - Station Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2018. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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