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Stories From the Klamath Basin & Land of Lakes

Discover fascinating regional tales here:

Silver Lake Cemetery - photo by BillGranseeSilver Lake, Oregon Christmas Eve Fire 1894 - The deadliest fire in Oregon history took the lives of 43 people. Read Steve Kandra's review of this tragedy. (photo by BillGransee)

finding-oregonExperience Oregon's Beauty - Time lapse video project by Uncage the Soul Productions features the stunning night skies of Oregon.

geologyDiscover “Horst und Graben” in the Land of Lakes - Take a geological tour of the region with Steve Mark, Crater Lake Historian.


Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die - Read a fascinating tale of Modoc family history by Cheewa James. 2011 first runner up for the Western Writers of America Stirrup Award.

malinMalin's 100th Anniversary - Historic photos from Malin's early days with text by Lee Juillerat.


Remembering Sucker Beer - Sucker Beer bottles are hard-to-find collector’s items by Lee Juillerat