Klamath Heritage: Honoring our Military

Klamath Heritage: Honoring our Military

Klamath County Museum's Photo of the Week for May 26, 2019, shows a military color guard leading a parade on Main Street in Klamath Falls in this undated photo. The vintage automobiles, the large number of men in uniform, and the two soldiers depicted in the Wonder Bread advertisement on the billboard, suggest the photo was probably taken not long after the U.S. entered World War II.

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Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25. Living history demonstrations will be presented Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Klamath Museum, 51400 Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Civil War re-enactors, pioneer women and horse owners will be on the grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission!

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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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Series of nature walks planned in Klamath Falls

Series of nature walks planned in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A series of evening nature walks will be offered in May and June in Klamath Falls by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts. The series, titled "Klamath Backyard Nature Walks," will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from May 15 through June 12.

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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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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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Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Historic sites between Fort Klamath and Kimball State Park will be explored during the 13th annual History Fitness Hike on May 4.

The hike coincides with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Kimball State Park. The event is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls, and Oregon State Parks. Registration deadline is April 26.

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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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Lava Beds to host living history event

Lava Beds to host living history event

Tulelake, California— History will come alive on Saturday, May 11th, during the Lava Bed National Monument's annual Timeline Living History event.

This very special event highlights the storied history of the Tule Lake Basin.

Groups of local volunteers, including the Cascade Civil War Society and the Mount Mazama Mountain Men, will join National Park Service staff and other volunteers in portraying different time periods from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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