Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Feeding black bears was a popular activity at Crater Lake National Park – and numerous other parks around the country – in the early 1900s. Our Photo of the Week for May 19, 2019, is an undated image showing a man feeding four bears at Crater Lake. The photo appears to have been taken in the 1920s.

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Klamath Heritage: Tunnel Construction at Dorris [VIDEO]

Klamath Heritage: Tunnel Construction at Dorris [VIDEO]

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for May 12, 2019, shows a crew working on the north portal of the tunnel on the Southern Pacific line near Dorris, Calif., in 1909.

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Program on Trinity Alps plants set for May 6

Program on Trinity Alps plants set for May 6

Plants found in the Trinity Alps region of Northern California will be discussed in a presentation during a meeting next week of the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

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Native plant walk offered at Klamath County Museum

Native plant walk offered at Klamath County Museum

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A tour of native plant gardens at the Klamath County Museum will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The free event is cosponsored by the museum and the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon in recognition of Native Plant Appreciation Week, which runs through Saturday.

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Klamath Heritage: Moving Engine 2579 from Veterans Park [VIDEO]

Klamath Heritage: Moving Engine 2579 from Veterans Park [VIDEO]

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for April 21, 2019, shows a crew laying track in preparation for removing Southern Pacific Engine 2579 from Veterans Park in downtown Klamath Falls.

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Klamath Heritage: Link River Auto Camp [VIDEO]

Klamath Heritage: Link River Auto Camp [VIDEO]

Who remembers what stood on the west bank of the Link River before the Favell Museum was constructed in Klamath Falls? The Klamath County Museum Photo of the Week for April 14, 2019, reveals the answer.

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Klamath Heritage: Road Construction

Klamath Heritage: Road Construction

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for March 31, 2019, shows a crew of workmen using horse-drawn scrapers to level a roadbed. Before the advent of machinery powered by engines, scrapers such as these were used for leveling ground in various types of construction projects. Most of the A Canal in Klamath Falls was built the same way. 

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Klamath Heritage: Klamath's first McDonald's, and first mall.

Klamath Heritage: Klamath's first McDonald's, and first mall.

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for March 24, 2019, is an image published in the Nov. 28, 1971, Herald and News reporting on the opening of the first McDonald’s restaurant in Klamath Falls.

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Klamath Heritage: Waiting for a train [VIDEO]

Klamath Heritage: Waiting for a train [VIDEO]

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for March 17, 2019, shows passengers waiting for a train at the Southern Pacific passenger depot in Klamath Falls. No date was recorded for this photo. The automobiles seen here suggest a date around 1920.

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Klamath Heritage: Steamboats on Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath Heritage: Steamboats on Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for March 10, 2019, shows a group of steamboats at the docks at Shippington.

All three of the steamboats seen here were built in Klamath Falls. Seen at the dock at left is the Eagle, constructed in 1908. Docked at right is the Modoc, which measured 60 feet in length. Its boiler was originally fired by wood, but was later converted to burn oil. The Wasp, seen paddling by the other two boats, was built in 1914. It was slightly smaller, at 50 feet in length.

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Klamath Heritage: Cattle Drive in Winter

Klamath Heritage: Cattle Drive in Winter

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Feb. 17, 2019, is a winter scene showing a herd of “black baldy” cattle being driven down a road in Langell Valley, perhaps on their way to a different pasture for calving, or closer to a stack of hay.

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Klamath Heritage: Lairds Landing, A Vital Link for a Few Years

Klamath Heritage: Lairds Landing, A Vital Link for a Few Years

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Feb. 10, 2019, shows the dock at Laird’s Landing, a point at the south end of Lower Klamath Lake where many passengers and freight shipments transferred between 1905 and 1908.

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Klamath Heritage: Pelican Bay Lumber Company

Klamath Heritage: Pelican Bay Lumber Company

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Feb. 3, 2019, shows the Pelican Bay Lumber Co. complex north of Klamath Falls. Most of the ground seen in the center of this photo is occupied today by Jeld-Wen. This view looks south toward the Pelican City area, with Moore Mountain in the background.

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Klamath Heritage: Lumber Like you Don't See Any More

Klamath Heritage: Lumber Like you Don't See Any More

Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for January 27, 2019, shows a mill worker beside a stack of planks at Pelican Bay Lumber Co. in Klamath Falls. No date was recorded for this photo.

Pelican Bay was the leading lumber company in Klamath Falls for several years, starting from when it began operations in 1911. The company had the first planing mill in the county. The company’s sawmill was destroyed by fire in June 1914, and again in September 1919. The company had a payroll of more than 500 when the second fire struck. The company’s third lumber plant, which began operations in April 1920, was the county’s first entirely electrified sawmill.

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Art Exhibit Features Student Works

Art Exhibit Features Student Works

An art exhibit titled “Variety in Art” is on display through the end of February in the Klamath County Museum’s Modoc Gallery. Paintings by a group of local adult art students are featured in the exhibition. An opening reception for the exhibit will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the museum at 1451 Main St.

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