The Town of Fort Klamath Historical Marker - Fort Klamath, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 42.198 W 121° 59.762
10T E 582225 N 4728356
Quick Description: This historical 'T' marker is located in Fort Klamath in front of a historic social center building.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 12:06:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMFW9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:

This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers located all around Klamath County and commissioned by the Klamath County Historical Society.

The marker text reads:

THE TOWN OF FORT KLAMATH

PLATTED IN 1902. BECAME THE BUSINESS AND SOCIAL CENTER IN
WOOD RIVER VALLEY FOLLOWING CLOSING OF THE MILITARY FORT IN 1890
KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMMISSION &
KLAMATH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The town of Fort Klamath is a shell of its former self after seeing many years of decline in the lumber industries. Half the buildings in this town are vacant and deteriorating and this social center is one of the few remaining buildings that are still maintained. There is only one small store and a couple of motels that invite travelers to stopover for the night. Otherwise, this quiet little town is just a passing memory on the way to Crater Lake National Park.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

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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