Upper Klamath Lake - Klamath Falls, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 14.044 W 121° 48.750
10T E 597985 N 4676447
Oregon History 'Beaver Board' of Upper Klamath Lake
Waymark Code: WME9GX
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/22/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Marker Location: In Moore Park, City of Klamath Falls

Marker Text:

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 Finan McDonald. In 1846, while exploring here, John C. Fremont received news of the war with Mexico, which caused him to hasten around the northern end and back to California, there to play a part in the acquisition of that state. Now the lake serves as a natural reservoir for the Klamath reclamation project, for logging operations and for Klamath River power plants. It remains a resort for fishermen, and famous as a haven for wild life.
Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Klamath

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": [Web Link]

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