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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 2.3 miles away); George Nurse (In Memory of) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Locomotive 2579 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whitlock House (approx. 2.8 miles away);
Merganser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 5, 2013
2. Merganser Marker
Marion Apartments (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stukel Ranch (approx. 2.9 miles away); This Marks the Road to Topsy Grade (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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