Klamath Heritage: Ankeney Canal

Klamath Heritage: Ankeney Canal

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Sept. 29, 2019, shows the Ankeny Canal running across the hillside behind the Baldwin Hotel building, just below Pine Street. It was this canal that was blamed for bringing water snakes and frogs into town in large numbers at various times in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Public invited to salute hometown hero Britta Lion Franz

Public invited to salute hometown hero Britta Lion Franz

In 1937, nine-year-old Britta Lion and her Jewish family escaped Nazi Germany and made a new home in Klamath Falls. The Lion family’s escape is the subject of the documentary film Shattered: Journey into a Silent Past, by German filmmaker Walter Wehmeyer. On September 24th at 6:30pm, the Klamath Community Foundation joins with the Klamath Falls Downtown Association and the Ross Ragland Theater to salute 91-year-old Britta Lion Franz as a Hometown Hero.

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Program on Thomas Condon offered

Program on Thomas Condon offered

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man who came to Oregon as a missionary and ended up serving as the University of Oregon’s first professor of geology will be portrayed in a living history program Thursday, Sept. 26, sponsored by the Klamath County Historical Society.

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Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Ancient rock art seen at various places in the Upper Klamath Basin and other regions of the West are the inspiration for fiber art works created by Liz Hubbard of Bonanza.

“I fell in love with the petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park and began a quest to see all the rock art I could find,” Hubbard says. “I joined groups on Facebook with like-minded petroglyph lovers, and I bought a small library about rock art.”

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Museum offers homestead tour

Museum offers homestead tour

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An auto tour of homesteads in the Hildebrand area will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The free tour will begin at the site of the Farm Country Festival, which occurs on the same weekend. To reach the festival site, take Highway 140 East past Dairy to mile post 22 at Bliss Road, and follow signs from there.

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Old time Malin Buckaroos to be honored

Old time Malin Buckaroos to be honored

Winnemucca, Nev. - A pair of buckaroos from the Malin, Oregon will be inducted into the Buckaroo Hall of Fame. Brothers Ray and Herman Vowell, Malin, Oregon will be honored at a banquet Friday, August 30th and induction ceremony Saturday, August 31st at the East Hall Convention Center in Winnemucca, Nevada.

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Linkville Cemetery tour offered July 21

Linkville Cemetery tour offered July 21

A walking tour of Linkville Cemetery will be offered at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, by the Klamath County Historical Society. Society members will discuss about a dozen early-day residents of Klamath County who are buried in the cemetery.

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