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Near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Klamathon

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
1. Klamathon Marker
Inscription. On this site was located the historic lumber town of Klamathon. Townsite laid out in 1888 by the Klamath River Lumber and Improvement Company with the sawmill completed on July 23, 1892. The town boasted a sawmill, box factory, sash and door factory, hotels, boarding houses, a school, post office, 2 churches and 5 saloons. Logs for the mill were floated down from company holding 25 miles upriver. Shortly after midnight on Monday, October 13, 1902 fire raged through the community and by dawn only a few dwellings remained. Most of these were lost to subsequent fires. At this date only a few traces remain of this once prosperous community .
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.905′ N, 122° 30.556′ W. Marker is near Hornbrook, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Klamathon Road near Ager Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13529 Klamathon Rd, Hornbrook CA 96044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founding of the American Legion (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cottonwood Basin
Klamathon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2013
2. Klamathon Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Bradford Ripley Alden (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cottonwood (approx. 2.8 miles away); All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wilkes Expedition (approx. 6.4 miles away); Pioneer Stage Drivers (approx. 7.5 miles away); Hilt War Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hornbrook.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on November 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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