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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lakeview, Oregon
Location of Lakeview, Oregon
► Lake County (35) ► Deschutes County (63) ► Harney County (2) ► Klamath County (94) ► Modoc County, California (42) ► Washoe County, Nevada (86)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
| 1926 - Building constructed of
handmade concrete blocks by
Ike Kent as a family residence.
1940-1960 - Utilized as medical and
1971 - Purchased by Lake County
together with adjoining property
for future museum purposes. . . . — — Map (db m112554) HM|
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|
|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|
|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|
|(Two of the four interpretive panels highlight local history and other points of interest)
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|