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By Douglass Halvorsen, June 26, 2012
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Oregon (Klamath County), Bly — Balloon BombOregon History
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 party had arrived for a picnic when they discovered the deflated balloon. While they gathered around the . . . — Map (db m112533) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Bonanza — Bonanza"The Cloverleaf City"
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 . . . — Map (db m112933) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Bonanza — Gerber Ranch
Gerber Ranch was established in this location by Louis E. Gerber in 1886 and acquired for reservoir in 1923. — Map (db m112840) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Bonanza — Haynesville
Platted by Simpson Wilson Feb. 17. 1885. This building housed a store and post office. — Map (db m112934) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Chiloquin — Collier Memorial Logging Museum
From Bull-teams To Helicopters, From Misery Whips To Chainsaws And Tree Harvesting Machines, From Water-powered Circular Saws To Automatic Laser-guided Bandsaw Mills, Logging Was Oregon's First Industry And Remains One Of Our Most Important. At No . . . — Map (db m100216) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Chiloquin — Stout Abner
Named for Abner Weed, Founder of Weed, CA Twin cylinder Corliss steam engine supplied total power for Long-Bell Lumber Company's sawmilll, Weed. CA from 1917 thru 1964 (Long-Bell was acquired by International Paper). Seven boilers . . . — Map (db m112526) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Chiloquin — The Klamath Tribes
The Klamath Tribes consists of three groups of people: The Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians. These three groups inhabited an area approximately 22,000,000 acres in northern California and Southern Oregon. The Klamath and Modoc . . . — Map (db m112874) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Chiloquin — Williamson River
A Pacific Railroad survey party searching for a practicable route for a railroad to connect the Sacramento Valley with the Columbia River passed near this point bound north on August 20, 1855. Lieutenant R.S. Williamson headed the party with 2nd . . . — Map (db m112508) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — After the CollapseMount Mazama — Crater Lake National Park
About 6,800 years ago, at the climax of a series of dramatic eruptions, the top of Mt. Mazama collapsed. Left behind was the huge crater, or caldera, you see today. But before the caldera filled with water, there were more eruptions. The . . . — Map (db m63122) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — Before the CollapseMount Mazama — Crater Lake National Park
When Mt. Mazama collapsed about 6,800 years ago, it left behind evidences of its former self. Like X-ray photos the steep caldera walls reveal the interior of Mt. Mazama before its fall. From this point several pre-collapse volcanic features can be . . . — Map (db m63119) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — Glacial ValleysCrater Lake National Park
The collapsed volcano that now holds Crater Lake once stood more than a mile (1.6 km) above the present lake level. Called Mt. Mazama, this massive mountain of overlapping cones was high enough to support a cap of snow all year. During the Ice Age, . . . — Map (db m62081) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crescent — "Little Meadows"
Camping grounds of: Ogden 1826, Fremont 1843, Williamson & Abbot 1856, Lord 1860, Huntington 1867, travelers & stockmen of the Huntington/Pengra Road 1870-1910's 1897: homestead of Charles & Eva Graves 1901: Odell Post Office established . . . — Map (db m112872) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crescent — Rourk Store
Site of the first mercantile store in northern Klamath County - 1909. — Map (db m112873) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Cresent — Pumice Desert
The pumice deposits you are now standing on are the product of Mt. Mazama, an explosive volcano that collapsed to form the Crater Lake caldera. Mazama stood about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of here (to your left). About 7,700 years ago Mt. Mazama . . . — Map (db m63116) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Fort Klamath Military Cemetery Memorial
Fort Klamath These 58 soldiers and associates were buried in this cemetery, including 22 casualties of the Modoc War. In 1890, after the fort was abandoned, the remains were exhumed and laid to rest at the Presidio in San Francisco. Pvt. . . . — Map (db m91782) HM WM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Ft. Klamath Frontier Post
Established for the promotion of peaceful relationships between the Indians and the early settlers by the Oregon Volunteer Calvary in 1863. The post was abandoned by the United States Army in 1890. Now preserved as a Klamath County Park for . . . — Map (db m100288) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Klamath Fish Hatchery
Welcome! Your Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to find out about what we do here to ensure the future of our state's fish resources. A Brief History 1920s - the Oregon State Game Commission began raising trout in . . . — Map (db m113208) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Site of Fort KlamathEstablished 1863 — Abandoned 1889
Soldiers were stationed here for protection of settlers and travelers in early days — Map (db m100282) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — The First Sawmill
The first sawmill present in Klamath County was erected near this site on Fort Creek in 1863 by the U.S. Army. — Map (db m100287) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — The Town of Fort Klamath
Platted in 1902. Became the business and social center in Wood River Valley following closing of the military fort in 1890 — Map (db m100290) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — UMC Indian MissionEst 1876
Built in part with lumber from abandoned post at Fort Klamath. First pastor - Rev. J. H. Roork. First board - Lisa and Alec Wilson, David Hill and Seldon Kirk. — Map (db m100279) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — "Robber's Rock."
Several stages were held-up in this vicinity near the Foot of Topsy Grade. Frain School just to the north. — Map (db m100333) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Applegate Trail
The first emigrant train over the "Southern Route," including more than fifty wagons under the leadership of Captain Levi Scott and David Goff, left the Oregon Trail at Fall Creek or Raft River, on the Snake River, August 10, 1846. The Klamath River . . . — Map (db m88002) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-55 — Bear ValleyApplegate Trail 1847
Bear Valley Applegate Trail 1847 — Map (db m100323) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-56 — Cooper Stage - Station Site
Cooper stage - station site the Applegate Trail - 1846 The Southern Oregon Wagon Road - 1868 — Map (db m112847) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Freight and Stage Road
All freight and passengers between Pokegama and Klamath Falls transported over this road from 1903 to 1909. — Map (db m100336) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Kerwin Ranch1875-1903
A wayside stopping place on the Topsy Road between Yreka - Ager and Linkville (Klamath Falls). — Map (db m100335) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Klamath River Crossing
Large lakes, lush marshes, and verdant meadows of the Klamath Basin foretold the richness of the Oregon country. Watchful against cattle being stampeded by Indians, emigrants encountered mud, rain, a lack of grazing, and other unforeseen hardships. . . . — Map (db m112865) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-58 — Second Klamath River Ford
Second Klamath River Ford on Applegate Trail - 1847 — Map (db m112845) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-57 — Spencer Creek Crossing / Camp Day
. . . — Map (db m112842) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — The Applegate TrailSouthern Route to Oregon
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 "last leg" of the Oregon Trail down the . . . — Map (db m112867) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Topsy Station1875-1903
A post office, stage and freight stop on the Topsy Road between Yreka-Ager and Klamath-Butte Valleys. — Map (db m100326) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Walters Cabin Tree Planting
Fifty acres were planted with two year old Ponderosa pine seedlings in the spring of 1960 after the area was scarified to remove brush. First commercial thinning Oct. 2005 3.7MBF/AC. — Map (db m113804) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Weyerhaeuser Camp 3
Logging Camp Located At Hayden Mountain Meadow 1929 - 1937 — Map (db m112501) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Weyerhaeuser Camp 4
A logging camp located near Long Prairie and Meadow 1934 - 1954 — Map (db m100337) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-54 — Whittle's Ferry Site
Below present bridge First Applegate Trail ford - 1846 One mile below bridge — Map (db m100294) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — A-53 — Applegate Trail
The trail in 1846 and later years, crossed the California-Oregon state line gap 1/4 mile east — Map (db m112710) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Beginning of a TrailThe OC&E Line
"To know the Oregon, California & Eastern Railway, one must imagine conditions in Oregon in the early 1900's." David F. Myrick, "Oregon, California & Eastern" A century ago, the Klamath Basin held an inventory of nearly 35 billion . . . — Map (db m112892) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Competing AttractionsAt Olene Gap
At this narrow point where Lost River flows westerly toward Tule Lake, there is a conjunction of historical events. "Olene" in the Klamath (native American) language means "eddy place." For hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, this site was an . . . — Map (db m112891) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Denny Creek
Here John C. Fremont camped on his second journey of exploration in May of 1846, was attacked by Indians and lost three men for one of whom he named the stream — Map (db m100269) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — EulalonaIndian Village
A Populous Settlement On Both Sides Of The River Before The White Man's Era — Map (db m100205) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — George NurseCity Father - Arrived 1866
This Memorial is Dedicated to George Nurse Accomplishments 1867 - 1869 - 1878 Opened First Trading Post Built the Bridge Across Link River Platted Town and Called it Linkville Donated the Land For the First Cemetery The First . . . — Map (db m113635) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — George Nurse (In Memory of)June 4, 1820-November 26, 1895 — Founder and Benefactor of Linkville - (Klamath Falls)
Rafted lumber down Upper Klamath Lake and built first buildings on this site, 1867. Registered first official plat of town, 1878. Was Linkville's first hotel keeper, postmaster, and livery stable operator. Gave building lots to people who . . . — Map (db m113638) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Henley School World War II Memorial
Dedicated To The Memory Of James.O.Mckeehan       Bob Cameron Charles Semon       Bob Hamilton Lloyd Barnes       Rollo Cheyne Robert Bunnell Who Gave Their Lives In World War II — Map (db m113258) WM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Klamath County's First White Settler
Wendolen Nus occupied this site in 1866-1867. Nus was a civilian casualty at the beginning of the Modoc War — Map (db m100292) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Locomotive 2579
Locomotive #2579 is a typical example of over 350 small steam locomotives called “Consolidations” that were used by the Southern Pacific Railroad from the early 1900s well into the 1950s. During their time she and her sisters were . . . — Map (db m99216) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Lost River Gap and Ford
Used by Indians; by Hudson's Bay trappers; by covered wagons; by Fremont 1846; by railroad survey party 1855; by soldiers at Fort Klamath. Site of the Modoc Indian conference in hope of averting war with that tribe; of the first water wheel; of the . . . — Map (db m100223) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Marion Apartments
Established as a premiere apartment building, the Marion opened its doors in 1928. The property is listed in Salem, Oregon with the state historical society. It was designed by a San Francisco based architect, and built by a contractor also from . . . — Map (db m100263) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Merganser
Location of a rival town to Linkville. Founded in 1870. Out of existence by 1880. — Map (db m100202) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Merganser
Pioneer village founded in 1870. A rival town of Linkville and the first platted in Klamath County. Named after the merganser ducks on Klamath River. A bridge-crossing made it an important trade route. The town served as a settler defense rendezvous . . . — Map (db m116786) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Mt. Laki Community Presbyterian Church World War II Memorial
The Chapel of This Church Was Erected by The Henry Semon Family In Memory Of Charles H. Semon     Bob Hamilton Robert Bunnell     Rollo B. Cheyne Lloyd C. Barnes     Robert Cameron James O. Mckeehan Schoolmates Who Gave . . . — Map (db m113905) WM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake
This is Oregon's largest body of water, about 90,000 acres. Indians inhabiting its shores ("People of the Lake") lived well on wild fowl, fish and wocus seeds. The first known white visitors (1825-26) were Hudson's Bay trappers under Tom McKay and . . . — Map (db m100204) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Pioneer Furtrader
Martin R. Frain born December 17, 1832 in New York, came west in 1850, arrived in Oregon Territory April 30, 1857 crossed Link river and camped under a ledge nearby. Established the first Trading Post at the present area of Payne Alley and Main . . . — Map (db m100207) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m79277) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Stukel Ranch1868
First ranch east of Linkville- stopover place for travelers. — Map (db m100293) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Swede’s Cut
An Engineer’s Moment “Every curve, every switch has a story that goes with it...” Donovan Gray, “Oregon, California & Eastern” (1990) For most of its first thirty miles, the OC&E follows gentle grades to . . . — Map (db m114191) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — The Legacy LinkRestoring the Lake Shoreline and Wetlands
The City of Klamath Falls in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and Oregon Wild re-established a lake fringe wetland at Marina 1 in Moore Park in 2012. The purpose of the project is to lessen . . . — Map (db m112876) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — The River LinkLink River Connecting the Past With the Present
The town of Linkville was founded along the lower end of the Link River on March 12, 1867, by pioneer settler George Nurse. By July of 1869, this pioneer used timber to construct the first bridge linking one side of the river to the other. A steel . . . — Map (db m112877) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — This Marks the Road to Topsy Grade
In 1846, first crossed the Applegate Trail. The Southern Wagon Road and Topsy Road made original junction. An Indian Trail, at first; then the Soldiers traversed these roads and in 1863, the Pony Express Trail was used to carry messages from Fort . . . — Map (db m100225) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Upper Klamath Lake
This is Oregon's largest body of water, about 90,000 acres. Indians inhabiting its shores ("People of the Lake") lived well on wild fowl, fish and wocus seeds. The first known white visitors (1825-26) were Hudson's Bay trappers under Tom McKay and . . . — Map (db m112525) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Van Brimmer Cabin 1864-1928
Originally built as a milkhouse straddling willow creek, this structure was located on the Van Brimmer Ranch, west of Tulelake, California, 13 miles from the Modoc Stronghold, Lava Beds. During the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73, the cabin was . . . — Map (db m100265) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m113195) HM WM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — White Lake City
Site of a famous promotional boom town. Founded in 1905. Out of existence by 1918. — Map (db m112708) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Whitlock House
This building was erected as a residence in 1927 by then property owner Earl Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock, who moved to Klamath Falls in 1905, was a local mortician and the Klamath County Coroner from 1909-1932. H.E. Roskamp was the general contractor, . . . — Map (db m100262) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Malin — Applegate Trail
The Applegate Trail crossed the present boundary of Oregon approximately three miles southeast of here and went around the northern end of the lake which covered much of the basin, passing close to where you are now standing. The route was opened in . . . — Map (db m112699) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Malin — Lindsey Applegate
Honorable Lindsay Applegate, son of a Revolutionary soldier with Colonial ancestry, born in Kentucky, September 18, 1808. Explorer, soldier, Trailblazer. Came to the Oregon country 1843. An Oregon Patriot, served in provisional, territorial and . . . — Map (db m112625) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Malin — The Ranch of J. Frank Adams
Adams brought the first dredge into the county. Pioneered local irrigation projects. A founding father of Merrill. — Map (db m112701) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — Dennis Crawley Cabin
Situated approximately 300 yards southwest. Used during first battle of the Modoc War 1872-73 as a fort & hospital. — Map (db m112702) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — A-45 — Stone Bridge
Capt. Jack’s winter camp was located approximately 1/4 mile east of here and was the site of the opening battle of the Modoc War - Nov. 1872 — Map (db m112936) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — The Applegate TrailSouthern Route to Oregon
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 “last leg” of the Oregon . . . — Map (db m112707) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Merrill — The Stone Bridge
On July Sixth 1846 fifteen pioneers who located the South Road from Fort Hale to the Willamette Valley crossed Lost River on the ledge underlying this dam. In their memory this marker is placed by Eulalona Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m112705) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Rocky Point — Crystal Recreation Area
Site of original Crystal School established in 1893 by D. G. Brown. Developed as a recreational area by the Winema National Forest and Klamath County Park board. — Map (db m100291) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Applegate TrailKlamath County
Southern Route to Oregon 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 m87946) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Resolving the Oregon Question
Four years after the end of the War of 1812, Great Britain and the United States agreed their citizens could trade in Oregon country without prejudice to either nation's claim. Both countries strived for that extra influence which could blossom into . . . — Map (db m87953) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — The 42nd Parallel
Five panels, one each for Spain, Great Britain, Russia, the United States and Mexico, outline each country's claim to the Oregon territory. Spain Vasco Nunez de Balboa first saw the Pacific Ocean in Sept. 1513. Until . . . — Map (db m87958) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Western International HistoryApplegate Trail
A party of 15 men, styled the South Road Expedition, as led by Capt. Levi Scott, Jesse Applegate, and David Goff, crossed the 42nd parallel on late July 4, 1846. It was blazing a road on which to lead Americans from harm, free of the impending war . . . — Map (db m87945) HM

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