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Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Home of Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
1. Home of Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell Marker
Inscription.  This site marks the home of Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell, about whom the book "The Life & Legend of Kitty Rockwell, Queen of the Yukon" was written. Much of that legend was made here in Central Oregon, where she took up a homestead in 1914.
In the Yukon she launched her bartender boyfriend, Alexander Pantages, on a successful career as owner of the Pantages Theaters. Here, known to many as "Aunt Kate, (sic) her attention turned to the needs of the less fortunate of Bend's society. She was an honorary fireman, and a benefactor to many of the poor, sick and homeless.
Born October 4, 1876, in Junction City, Kansas, she died February 21, 1957, in Sweet Home, Oregon. One of Bend's most celebrated citizens, a humanitarian, today she ranks among Oregon's most legendary characters of the Old West.
 
Erected by Deschutes County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 44° 3.355′ N, 121° 18.64′ W. Marker is in Bend
Home of Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
2. Home of Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell Marker
The marker is on the back wall.
, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on Northwest Franklin Avenue near Northwest Sisemore Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Klondike Kate" House (a few steps from this marker); Bend Fire Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Bend Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bend Hardware Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aune's Livery and Transfer (approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Kane Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Downing Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Bulletin Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
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Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell, Queen of the Klondike image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell, Queen of the Klondike
Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Kathleen "Klondike Kate" Rockwell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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