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

Bonanza

“The Cloverleaf City”

 
 
Bonanza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 26, 2012
1. Bonanza Marker
Inscription. Officially, Bonanza was founded July 11, 1873 when Ira P. Chandler homesteaded the site. Unofficially, Bonanza was founded sometime prior to the beginning of the Modoc War, when John S. Shook pre-empted the land east of Lost River, opposite Big Springs Park.
 
Erected 1973 by Klamath County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 11.887′ N, 121° 24.03′ W. Marker is in Bonanza, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and E Langell Valley Rd (Oregon Route 70), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonanza OR 97623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haynesville (approx. 9˝ miles away); Swede’s Cut (approx. 10.3 miles away); Applegate Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away); Lindsey Applegate (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Ranch of J. Frank Adams (approx. 14.2 miles away); Dennis Crawley Cabin (approx. 14.3 miles away); Stone Bridge (approx. 15.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in Big Springs City Park
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Bonanza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 26, 2012
2. Bonanza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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