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

Old Pokegama

1897 - 1903

 
 
Old Pokegama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, November 17, 2019
1. Old Pokegama Marker
Inscription.  

Pokegama Sugar [Pine] Lumber Company logging camp served
by "Old Blue". First railroad in Klamath County.

 
Erected 1976 by Klamath County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 4.172′ N, 122° 15.71′ W. Marker is near Keno, Oregon, in Klamath County. This historical marker is not easily accessible and only during warm weather months (May 15 - Oct. 1) and preferably with a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance. Most of the old logging roads leading to this marker and other historical markers in the area are on private timberland open to the general public (for now). This policy may change, as it has become more common in recent years for private landowners to block public access to forest roads due to vandalism, illegal dumping and illegal game hunting. Please be respectful of any landowner signs you may encounter. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keno OR 97627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horn's Camp 1895 - 1898 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Potter's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Snow (approx. 3.2 miles away); New Pokegama - 1903-1909 (approx. 3˝ miles away); Algoma Sawmill (approx. 3.8 miles away); Weyerhaeuser Camp 4 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Parker Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Freight and Stage Road (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keno.
 
Regarding Old Pokegama. The historical marker omitted the word 'Pine' in reference to the Sugar Pine Logging Company which operated here. Nothing remains of the Old Pokegama logging camp and railroad. All railroad tracks were removed in the 1910s. A fire from about 2015 has decimated the countryside and very few trees survive in the area.
 
Old Pokegama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, November 17, 2019
2. Old Pokegama Marker
View of marker in the distance and looking east from the dirt track road. A forest fire has decimated the land through here.
'Old Blue' locomotive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Klamath Echoes, April 4, 2020
3. 'Old Blue' locomotive
Old Blue at Snow (logging camp). Note the chip under the middle wheel, to assist in holding the little engine on the steep grade at Snow. Bud Inman, engineer.
<i>Klamath Echoes</i> map, 1966 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Klamath Echoes
4. Klamath Echoes map, 1966
A hand drawn map showing the area between Klamath River and Highway 66 with former logging railroads, mills and camps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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