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Collier Memorial Logging Museum Marker image, Touch for more information
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 6, 2014
Collier Memorial Logging Museum Marker
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), Crater Lake — After the Collapse Mount 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 Collapse Mount 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 Valleys Crater 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), 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 — Site of Fort Klamath Established 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 Mission Est 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 Valley Applegate Trail 1847
Bear Valley Applegate Trail 1847 — Map (db m100323) 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 Ranch 1875-1903
A wayside stopping place on the Topsy Road between Yreka - Ager and Linkville (Klamath Falls). — Map (db m100335) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Topsy Station 1875-1903
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 — 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 — 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 — Eulalona Indian 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 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 m100206) HM
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
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 m100201) 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 — 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 Ranch 1868
First ranch east of Linkville- stopover place for travelers. — Map (db m100293) 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 — 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 — 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), 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 Trail Klamath 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 History Applegate 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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