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Volume 12

A Passion for Mountains: The Journals of Edward Stuhl (also published in scholarly journal format), $17.00

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  • First Visit to Mount Shasta
  • Second Ascent of Mount Shasta
  • Crater Lake
  • Medicine Lake Volcanoes
  • Mount Shasta: South and West Slopes
  • Mount McLoughlin
  • Mount Thielsen

A River Never the SameVolume 13

A River Never the Same: A History of Water in the Klamath Basin, $17.00
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The use and control of water has defined life in the Klamath River Basin since human beings first arrived here thousands of years ago—that is the subject of this book. In a collection of articles, the authors explore various aspects of the Klamath Basin’s water resources, such as the geology and geography of the region and how that has shaped the availability of water, the native wildlife and programs for its conservation, and the history of human settlements of the area from ancient times to the present. They pay special attention to the political, legal and economic forces that have shaped water project developments such as irrigation and hydroelectric power. Taken together, this collection gives a comprehensive historical overview of water use in the Klamath Basin.

  • Water Resources of the Klamath Basin
  • The Klamath Tribes – A Photo Essay
  • Construction History of the Klamath Project
  • Geothermal Groundwater Characteristics & Use
  • Contemporary Use of Water Resources of the Klamath Basin
  • Klamath Basin Geology Related to Water Resources
  • Notes on Early Water Use in the Klamath Basin
  • History of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
  • The Klamath Basin Compact

The Devil’s HomesteadVolume 14

The Devil’s Homestead: Celebrating 75 Years of the Lava Beds National Monument (also published in scholarly journal format)

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  • A Modoc Letter
  • Modoc Memories
  • Zane Grey’s Forlorn River
  • The Discovery of Valentine Cave
  • Meeting the Sun: Chapter XXVI – The Modoc War
  • Charles Jarvis Caldwell
  • J.D. Howard – The Man behind the Monument
  • Edward Weston and the Lava Beds

The Mountain with a Hole in the TopVolume 15

The Mountain with a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake (also published in scholarly journal format), $17.00
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  • Llao
  • The Mountain with a Hole in the Top
  • Crater Lake (Lao’s Daughter)
  • Interview with Luther Cressman
  • William Gladstone Steel – Description of 1886 Visit
  • Crater Lake and How to See It – Tourism in the late 19th Century
  • A National Park for Oregon – The Crater Lake Reservation, 1886-1902
  • Peter Britt and Fred Kiser: Pioneer Photographers and the Promotion of Crater Lake
  • A Trip to Crater Lake on Skiis
  • Crater Lake in Winter
  • An Historical Passage
  • First Night on Wizard Island
  • A Fish Story
  • Crater Lake from Tales of Freshwater Fishing
  • Marooned In Crater Lake
  • Journey to the Bottom of the Lake – Results & Personal Observations from Studies Conducted by Submarine in Crater Lake, 1988-1989
  • William DeYoung Field
  • Swimming in Crater Lake
  • Reflections

And Then We LoggedVolume 16

And Then We Logged: The Timber Industry in the Klamath Basin (also published in scholarly journal format), $17.00

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  • Land, Lumber Companies and Mills in the Klamath Basin 1864-1950
  • Logging Life East of the Cascades – A Photo Essay
  • Lowell Jones
  • Selling Klamath Reservation Timber 1910-1935
  • Jackson Kimball
  • What Might The Future Bring?
  • Logging Landmarks: Gone but Not Forgotten
  • Logging Resources in the Shaw Historical Library

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Volume 17

Service & Sacrifice: Klamath Basin Life through Two World Wars (also published in scholarly journal format), $17.00
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This publication of the Shaw Historical Library takes as its theme the two major wars of the twentieth century and their impacts on the “Land of Lakes” region of south central Oregon and northern California. These conflicts changed our world, and we still live with the many political and social repercussions of each of them. These stories of war abroad and on the home front are also the stories of individuals and places. The “Land of Lakes” has an unusually rich heritage of just such stories, which distinguish this region and have influenced its development. One of these stories that resonates today is that of the World War I and II veterans that homesteaded on the Klamath Reclamation Project with “the thanks of a grateful nation.”

  • With the Colors from Klamath County, USA
  • Alfred “Caps: Collier: The Experiences of an Oregon Soldier in the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919
  • World War I through Alfred “Cap” Collier’s Photographs
  • Pearl Harbor Veterans of the Klamath Basin
  • Extracts from “Spoilage: Japanese-American Evacuation and Settlement during World War II”
  • Helping A Few Good Men: The Klamath Falls Marine Barracks
  • Crater Lake National Park during World War II
  • A Look at the Klamath Commandos
  • Mitchell Monument: A Place Remembered
  • Ray Enouf Field
  • Edison Chiloquin: Klamath Indian Won Honors as a World War II Warrior
  • Carrol “Bud” Fairclo: A Reluctant Warrior
  • The Thanks of a Grateful Nation: Veterans and Homesteading on the Klamath Reclamation Project
  • Experiences of and Early Homesteader
  • Shaw Historical Library Resources on World Wars I & II and their Aftermaths

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Volume 18

Sheep Trails: Sheep Ranching in the Land of the Lakes, $17.00
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More than two million sheep were raised in Oregon a century ago, and the majority of them grazed on the vast open ranges of eastern Oregon. The rapid spread of sheep east of the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada Ranges—in Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and northern California, beginning in the 1860s, helped define this region. This is the story of immigration, of young Irish and Basque men coming to a new land and making it their own, bringing their families to build the ranches and communities that are the heart of this region today. Their story includes the drama of the cattle-sheep wars, in which masked riders terrorized herders and stampeded thousands of sheep off sheer cliffs to their deaths; the tree carvings lonely sheepherders etched on aspen trees; and the rapid growth and eventual decline of an industry.

  • The Role of Culture in the History of the Sheep Industry in the Inter-Mountain West
  • Sheep Trailing Across the Black Rock Desert
  • Basque and Irish Sheepherder Tree Carvings in South Central Oregon
  • Sheep Wagons
  • The Sheep Shearers
  • Sheep Brands
  • The Working Sheepdog
  • George Fiock, Sheep Rancher in the Modoc War
  • Closing Down the Commons: Conflict Between Sheep Grazing and Forestry in Oregon’s Cascade Range, 1865-1915
  • The Central Oregon Range War, 1896-1906
  • Twilight of the Open Rang: The Taylor Grazing Act and Formation of the Bonanza Grazing District
  • Voices: Early Sheepmen Recount Times Past
  • Sheep at DeVaul Ranch in Barnes Valley
  • Life in a Sheep Camp
  • Portrait of a Sheep Rancher
  • Sheep Talk: A Conversation between Alfred “Cap” Collier and John D. O’Connor
  • Sheep Ranching Today: A Photographic Essay

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Volume 19

A Question of Loyalty – Internment a Tule Lake, $17.00
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From 1933 to 1942, more than three million young men were gainfully employed by the CCC to rehabilitate and expand the use of our public lands. After nine years of immense popularity, however, the program was quickly dissolved and most of the camps and infrastructure were swept away by WWII and the post-war boom. Perhaps the most significant and lasting changes were within the young men who revitalized our natural areas, fought for our freedom, and finally built the postwar world. They thought little of their place in history, yet their contribution to our national parks, forests, and other public lands—including the Land of the Lakes region—to this day.

  • Introduction
  • Map of CCC Camps
  • Depression-era Work Relief Programs and the CCC
  • A Good Deal—Life in the CCCs
  • A Lava Beds Legacy: And Examination of Life at Camp Lava Beds through Reports and Camp Newspapers
  • Anatomy of a civilian Conservation Corps Camp: Scenes from Northwestern Nevada
  • The Klamath Reclamation Project and the CCC: A Photographic Essay
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps on the Klamath National Forest” An Archeologist’s Perspective
  • Transcending the Ordinary: Discerning a CCC Legacy at Crater Lake
  • Camp Sheldon: A Contemporary View
  • Camp Bonanza: A Division of Grazing Camp on the Public Rangelands
  • Bly Ranger Station: A Photographic Essay
  • The CCC on the Klamath Reservation: An Introduction
  • Camp Tule Lake’s Second Life
  • CCC Landmarks: Remembering the Past
  • CCC-Related Resources in the Shaw Historical Library

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Volume 21

Where Fortune Calls: Dreamers and Schemers in the Land of the Lakes, $17.00
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Who settled the American West, especially the Land of the Lakes? Settlers, who dreamed of Achieving their part of the American Dream, and promoters, who schemed to make a quick buck, both contributed their efforts. This collection explores the development of places from Hardin City, Nevada to Modoc County, California to Fort Rock Oregon, as well as the dreamers and schemers who created them.

  • Introduction
  • Whitelake City, Oregon: Boom and Bust in the Klamath Basin
  • Land of Opportunity: The City of Tulelake and the Townsite of Newell
  • Russian Colonists in the Klamath Basin
  • Lost Hardin Silver
  • “Where Fortune Calls”: The Klamath Development Company and the Rise of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • The Importance of Optimism: Settlement of the Fort Rock Basin, Oregon
  • The Smiths of Langell Valley, Oregon
  • A Sluggish Sort of Eden: Dreams and Decline in Fort Klamath, Oregon
  • Reflections on Modoc County, California Over a Century
  • Biography of the Co-founder of the Settlement of Malin, Oregon
  • Denio: The Town that Left Oregon
  • Freeway to Fortune: Rural Subdivisions in Oregon and California
  • The OVL Auction: A Land Sale that Rippled through Time
  • A Select Guide to Diminished and Disappeared Towns in the Land of the Lakes
  • Land of the Lakes Development Resources in the Shaw Historical Library

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Volume 22

Wings That Fill the Sky: America’s First Waterfowl Refuge, $17.00
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The wings of a million birds beat in the skies above the Lower Klamath and the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Their noise evokes the memory of Lower Klamath Refuge’s establishment as the nation’s first waterfowl refuge. This collection of articles, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lower Klamath refuge, examines the area’s unique and complicated history.


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Volume 23-24

(Double Issue) Unforgiving Landscapes, Lava Beds National Monument and the Modoc War, $17.00
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Although it is famous as the most costly American Indian War, the Modoc War occupied only a short interval in the history and significance of Lava Beds National Monument. Lava Beds was the longtime homeland to an ancient people who valued for centuries the ability to sustain life on a harsh volcanic landscape. Lava Beds' distinctness as both an important cultural and accessible volcanic landscape afforded it recognition as a national monument in 1925. This Two Volume Journal explores some of the history of this unique American region.

  • Introduction, Barbara Ditman
  • Chronology of the Modoc War Conflict Without Counterpart, Richard Dillon
  • The Fields of Battle Tour. Mary Benterou, Gary Hathaway, Francis Landrum, and Bill Quinn
  • The Modoc Outbreak, San Francisco Chronicle Meeting the Sun: Chapter XXVI—The Modoc War, William Simpson
  • The Modoc War—A Mirror to the Future, Cheewa James
  • New Facts, New Interpretations, 1988–2011, Cheewa James
  • Panel Discussion of the Modoc War by Descendants of Participants, Tom Nash, Cheewa James, Gerald Jackson, Jane DeLeon, Melissa Meacham Stewart, Daniel A. Halferty, Dan Colwell, Margaret Powell, Helen Crume Smith, Lynn Schonchin
  • Exile of the Modoc Tribe, San Francisco Chronicle Miami and the Modocs, Steve Mark
  • The Modoc War: Novel Ways of Playing With History, Lee Juillerat
  • J.D. Howard--The Man Behind the Monument, Lee Juillerat
  • The Lava Beds Monument and the Making of California's "Last" Indian War, Boyd Cothran
  • The Discovery of Valentine Cave—An Interview with Ross R. Musselman, Sr. Theodore Picco
  • Changes Within The Sagebrush-Steppe Grasslands At Lava Beds National Monument Since 1873, David Larson
  • Lava Beds National Monument Comes of Age, Dave Kruse          
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