Bonanza - Bonanza, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 11.887 W 121° 24.030
10T E 632056 N 4673010
Quick Description: This plaque is located in the Big Springs Park in Bonanza, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2012 2:28:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMETPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

This plaque is imbedded in a lava rock boulder and sits next to a stream that leads into Lost River at the Big Springs Park and Recreational Facility in Bonanza, OR.

Marker Text:

BONANZA
"THE CLOVERLEAF CITY"

OFFICIALLY, BONANZA WAS FOUNDED JULY 11, 1873
WHEN IRA P. CHANDLER HOMESTEADED THE SITE.
UNOFFICIALLY, BONANZA WAS FOUNDED SOMETIME
PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE MODOC WAR,
WHEN JOHN S. SHOOK REP-EMPTED THE LAND EAST
OF LOST RIVER, OPPOSITE BIG SPRINGS PARK.

KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY-1973

BONUS WAYMARK: There is a Municipal Park waymark that can be visited and logged as well. Please click on the link below to visit this waymark:

Big Springs Park waymark

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Klamath

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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