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

Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake

 
 
Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2012
1. Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker
Inscription. This is Oregon's largest body of water, about 90,000 acres. Indians inhabiting its shores ("People of the Lake") lived well on wild fowl, fish and wocus seeds. The first known white visitors (1825-26) were Hudson's Bay trappers under Tom McKay and Finan McDonald. In 1846, while exploring here, John C. Fremont received news of the war with Mexico, which caused him to hasten around the northern end and back to California, there to play a part in the acquisition of that state. Now the lake serves as a natural reservoir for the Klamath Reclamation project, for logging operations and for Klamath River power plants. It remains a resort for fishermen, and famous as a haven for wild life.
 
Location. 42° 14.044′ N, 121° 48.75′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Drive (Route 630), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Moore Park. Marker is in this post office area: Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eulalona (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 1 miles away); George Nurse (In Memory of) (approx. 1 miles away);
Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2013
2. Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker
An older view of the marker prior to repainting and touching up.
Whitlock House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marion Apartments (approx. 1.6 miles away); Locomotive 2579 (approx. 1.6 miles away); This Marks the Road to Topsy Grade (approx. 2 miles away); Van Brimmer Cabin 1864-1928 (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
 
More about this marker. One of many Beaver Boards located throughout the state of Oregon.
 
Also see . . .  Upper Klamath Lake. (Submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2012
3. Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Marker
Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 24, 2013
4. Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake
View of Upper Klamath Lake from Moore Ridge
 
 
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 107 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   4. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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