“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake County, Oregon

Clickable Map of Lake County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lake County, OR (38) Deschutes County, OR (63) Harney County, OR (2) Klamath County, OR (94) Modoc County, CA (42) Washoe County, NV (91)  LakeCounty(38) Lake County (38)  DeschutesCounty(63) Deschutes County (63)  HarneyCounty(2) Harney County (2)  KlamathCounty(94) Klamath County (94)  ModocCountyCalifornia(42) Modoc County (42)  WashoeCountyNevada(91) Washoe County (91)
Lakeview is the county seat for Lake County
Adjacent to Lake County, Oregon
      Deschutes County (63)  
      Harney County (2)  
      Klamath County (94)  
      Modoc County, California (42)  
      Washoe County, Nevada (91)  
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1 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
2 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
3 Oregon, Lake County, Fort Rock — A Path to the Past10,000 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 Oregon, Lake County, Fort Rock — Fort RockOregon 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
8 Oregon, Lake County, Fort Rock — Fort Rock Grange # 758
The Fort Rock Grange was organized in 1930 during the great depression, a time of hardship, drought, and struggle for those living in the Fort Rock Valley. There were 17 charter members, whose names hang on the north wall of the main hall. . . . Map (db m189155) HM
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9 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
10 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
11 Oregon, Lake County, Fort Rock — Reuban A. "Reub" Long1898-1974
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
12 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
13 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
14 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Abert RimOregon 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
15 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Balloon Bomb
Very near here on a warm spring day in 1945, six people—a woman and five children— were killed by a Japanese “balloon bomb” or Fugo. The group had just arrived for a picnic when they discovered the deflated balloon. While . . . Map (db m147073) HM
16 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Chandler House
Built in 1905, this Queen Anne style house was constructed by J.N. Watson and Cornelia Bernard Knox Watson as their home. Cornelia Knox was a well known photographer of the Lakeview scene. The house changed hands several times after 1919 and was . . . Map (db m161943) HM
17 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
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18 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Community Senior Center
July 31, 1919 – Contract awarded by the Catholic Church board to A.G. McComb to construct a hospital. Constructed of stone from a quarry near Alturas, CA. Oct. 1920 – Hospital in use with local managers. 1935 – Sold to a . . . Map (db m150594) HM
19 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Favell-Utley BuildingOldest Building in Business Section of Lakeview
1887 - Joe Frankl sold land to the Lakeview Bank, the first bank established in Lake County. The owners, P.G. Chrisman & Andy McCallen built this building. 1898 - The Bank of Lakeview, chartered in 1897 by Dr. Bernard Daly, Marius Miller and . . . Map (db m147063) HM
20 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
21 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Heryford House
Constructed about 1913 by pioneer cattleman W.D. Heryford as a family residence. It was maintained in Heryford occupancy until the late nineteen sixties, when it passed into other ownership.Map (db m150593) HM
22 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
23 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
24 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — N.C.O. Depot
Erected in 1913 by the Nevada, California & Oregon Railroad running from Reno, Nevada to Lakeview, Oregon. Used as a passenger & freight station. Purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1920's. Served as a residence and freight station. . . . Map (db m161948) HM
25 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Odd Fellows Bldg.Constructed by I.O.O.F in 1911
This brick building replaced an earlier wood structure of identical design. The lower floor being used for commercial purposes and the upper floor as a lodge hall.Map (db m147057) HM
26 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Old Perpetual
A unique phenomena in the therapeutic mineral waters of the hot springs since 1923Map (db m195604) HM
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27 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Oregon Outback Scenic Byway
(Two of the four interpretive panels highlight local history and other points of interest) Panel 1: A Bit of History Named for its vista of the once-larger Goose Lake, ten miles to the south, the high desert town of Lakeview . . . Map (db m147365) HM
28 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Post & King Building
The “Old Kentucky” Saloon was originally built at this location in 1896 by Peter Post & Jonas King. After the fire of 1900 that destroyed the majority of Lakeview's business district, the current brick structure was constructed in 1901, . . . Map (db m147065) HM
29 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
30 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Schminck Memorial Museum
Oregon State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Schminck Memorial Museum Operated under trust established by Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Schminck Lakeview Oregon Pioneers In recognition of historical, . . . Map (db m223606) HM
31 Oregon, Lake County, Lakeview — Wilcox Building
Original building was constructed in 1901 on a site formerly occupied by the Hopkins Hotel which burned in the fire of 1900. At some later date the building was extended to the west property line. The main building housed the First National Bank . . . Map (db m147058) HM
32 Oregon, Lake County, New Pine Creek — First Baptist Church of Goose Lake
Congregation formed in Spring of 1873 & meeting for a time in various area schools. Church built in 1886 and dedicated in the Spring of 1887. Located about one mile south in California. Moved to New Pine Creek in 1897. Present property acquired by . . . Map (db m147055) HM
33 Oregon, Lake County, New Pine Creek — The Applegate TrailSouthern Route to Oregon — Goose Lake Recreation Site —
Marker on Left: In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . Map (db m147032) HM
34 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
35 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
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36 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
37 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
38 Oregon, Lake County, Summer Lake — Fremont MemorialA 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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Jun. 8, 2023