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By Douglass Halvorsen, June 24, 2012
Mitchell Monument Marker
Oregon (Lake County), Bly — Mitchell Monument
In Memory Of: Elsie Mitchell Age 26 Dick Patzke Age 14 Jay Gifford Age 13 Edward Engen Age 13 Joan Patzke Age 13 Sherman Shoemaker Age 11 Who Died Here May 5, 1945 By Japanese Bomb Explosion Only Place On The American . . . — Map (db m112534) HM WM
Oregon (Lake County), Bly — Mitchell Monument Shrapnel Tree
Pinus ponderosa When a Japanese balloon bomb exploded at this site, Elsie Mitchell and her Sunday school class of five children, out on an early spring fishing outing, were killed. They were the only World War II casualties to occur . . . — Map (db m112595) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — A Path to the Past — 10,000 Years of Homesteading
The history of the west is linked with the idea of finding a new home in a challenging land. We call it homesteading. During the Pleistocene epoch, homesteaders in the Fort Rock Basin were mammoths, camels, horses, flamingos, and . . . — Map (db m113604) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Claiming the Desert
The Homestead Act of 1862 inspired thousands to seek land in the West. The law allowed heads of households, widows, and all single people over 21 years old to purchase 160 acres at $1.25 per acre, or by paying a $15 filing fee after 5 years of . . . — Map (db m113592) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Cowboy, Horseman, Philosopher
“Reuben Long, has lived on the desert all his life, taking the cold, the wind, and the pitiless summer sun, and giving back gentleness and understanding. He is known to thousands as a desert philosopher, with wit and wisdom far beyond . . . — Map (db m113572) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Fort Rock
Fort Rock, towering above you to the north and west, is one of Oregon's most interesting geologic features. Geologists believe it was formed near the end of the Ice Age some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago during a period of frequent volcanic . . . — Map (db m113575) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Fort Rock — Oregon Geology and History
Fort Rock is the remnant of a maar volcano or tuff ring, formed when rising basaltic magma encountered water and exploded violently. The exploded debris – called tuff – fell back to earth around the volcanic vent to form this . . . — Map (db m113585) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Fort Rock State Park
Ten thousand years ago, Fort Rock was prime real estate for cave-dwelling families. Food was plentiful and there was a great lake where you stand. Walk the trail of this giant "tuff ring" and you'll discover dynamic strands of nature woven . . . — Map (db m113569) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Home Sweet Home
The 1909 Enlarged Homestead Act fueled a landrush that began with the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act allowed qualified individuals to claim 320 acres by building a residence and cultivating 40 acres. Motivated by dreams of a "Garden of . . . — Map (db m113590) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Reuban A. "Reub" Long — 1898-1974
Reub Long was a lifelong cowboy of the Oregon desert. When Reub was two years old, his family moved from Lakeview to Christmas Lake (about 30 miles S.E. of Fort Rock). By the time he was twelve, he and his horse "...were out doing a man's . . . — Map (db m113573) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — The Birth of a Tuff Ring
They say it happened more than 100,000 years ago. Molten rock, squeezing its way toward the surface, ran into groundwater. The result? Great explosions of steam, lake-bed mud, and billions of glass shards. Wave after wave of this boiling . . . — Map (db m113570) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — The First People of Fort Rock
Near the end of the last Ice Age, America's first people migrated into this lake-filled basin, finding a climate cooler than today's. A warming trend increased evaporation and the lake shrank. Soon these people discovered caves carved by waves . . . — Map (db m113571) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Abert Rim — Oregon Geology
Behind you to the east is a steep cliff called Abert Rim, made of many layers of hardened lava flows. This 30-mile-long, 2,500-foot-high, steep cliff is an example of a fault scarp, produced over millenia by great blocks of rock tilting and moving . . . — Map (db m112536) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Chandler State Park
Having been among the early pioneers in this area, S.B. Chandler became one of the largest land owners in the vicinity during that era (1870 – 1930). He ran large amounts of sheep and also some cattle. At the peak of his land ownership . . . — Map (db m113811) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Heryford Building
Constructed in 1913 by W.P. and J.D. Heryford, pioneer cattlemen, the primary purpose being to provide space for the early Elks Club and office space to attract good doctors and business people. The ground floor and basement was occupied by a . . . — Map (db m112553) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Lake County Historical Museum
1926 - Building constructed of handmade concrete blocks by Ike Kent as a family residence. 1940-1960 - Utilized as medical and dental offices. 1971 - Purchased by Lake County together with adjoining property for future museum purposes. . . . — Map (db m112554) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Lake County Veterans Memorial
Honor Roll Lake County, Oregon World War I - 1917-1918 Philip Allen - Harold Neil Foster Fred T. Benefiel - Joe Lanning Robert Raymond Benefiel - Ned Miller Michael Breen - John C. Nicholson Raymond Clark - James O'Connor . . . — Map (db m112558) WM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Schminck Memorial Museum
1922 - Building constructed by Andy Underwood Contractor, as a residence for Dalpheus & Lula Schminck 1936 - First museum display exhibited in the basement. Eventually most of the house was devoted to museum display while they continued in . . . — Map (db m112555) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Paisley — Paisley United Methodist Church
One of the oldest wood frame churches in northern Lake County. 1898 - Mininie & Herman Sadler of San Francisco donated lots 4 and 5 of Block F Paisley for this structure and parsonage. Aug. 9, 1900 - Deeded to the congregation. Feb. 3, 1901 . . . — Map (db m112556) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Paisley — Paisley's History
Paisley was once the site of a seasonal Native American settlement. Northern Paiute and Klamath Indians came to the Chewaucan Marsh and River to harvest local resources, most notably the wapato, Silgittaria cuneata, a plant with . . . — Map (db m113765) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Paisley — Ranching - A way of Life
The 19th century brought significant changes to this region. In 1843, Captain John C. Fremont explored and mapped this area. By the 1870s, most of the region's Native American inhabitants were removed to distant reservations. Homesteaders . . . — Map (db m113773) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Summer Lake — Fremont Arrives
Summer Lake and Winter Ridge were both named in 1843 by Captain John C. Fremont, leader of a US Army Topographical Corps expedition whose ambitious goal was to explore and map the Great Basin lands of eastern Oregon, Nevada, and Utah. On . . . — Map (db m113808) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Summer Lake — Fremont Memorial — A Memorial to The Second Fremont Exploring Expedition — to Oregon and North California
side 1 The reports of this expedition directed the migration of the western settlement toward the Oregon Country which hitherto had been merely a rendezvous for trappers. On December 16th 1843 the expedition, while enroute . . . — Map (db m113809) HM

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