History Tour Offered in North Ridge Estates

 A sign bearing a warning about asbestos is shown in the North Ridge Estates subdivision in this 2010 photo.A sign bearing a warning about asbestos is shown in the North Ridge Estates subdivision in this 2010 photo.

A sign bearing a warning about asbestos is shown in the North Ridge Estates subdivision in this 2010 photo.A sign bearing a warning about asbestos is shown in the North Ridge Estates subdivision in this 2010 photo.

A walking history tour of the North Ridge Estates subdivision will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, by the Klamath County Museum.

The event is free and open to anyone interested. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be postponed.

“The site has seen a lot of history take place over the past 150 years. It has been transformed multiple times,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “We’ll touch on a wide variety of subjects, including Old Fort Road, the marine barracks, Oregon Tech, the North Ridge subdivision and the superfund cleanup project.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in October that the $40 million, three-year project to contain asbestos at the site has been completed. More than 350,000 cubic yards of contaminated material has been covered in two large piles at the site. Sixteen abandoned homes have been declared safe to occupy will be placed on the market now that the cleanup is complete.

A visit to the site of a planned marine barracks memorial will be included in the tour. Starting near the corner of Old Fort Road and Northridge Drive, the walk will cover about a half-mile over paved roads and last about one hour.

For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.

Press release provided from the Klamath County Museum.