Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Historical

Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake Historical (HM1W53)

Location: Klamath Falls, OR 97601 Klamath County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.044', W 121° 48.75'

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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.
HM NumberHM1W53
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Date Added Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 597985 N 4676447
Decimal Degrees42.23406667, -121.81250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.044', W 121° 48.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 2.64" N, 121° 48' 45" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 777 Lakeshore Dr, Klamath Falls OR 97601, US
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