Discovering Klamath: Tours Through History in the Land of the Lake, $20.00 Order Form
The organization, Discover Klamath, joined the Shaw Historical Library to produce the Library’s 26th publication in 2012, celebrating the rich and varied history of Klamath Basin in the Land of the Lakes. The articles in this issue are intended to inform readers about the rich social and cultural history of the Klamath region. Drawing on input from the historical community, the focus is on the key events that have shaped the lives of local men and women over the last two centuries, the defining roots of local culture. Readers are encouraged to get out and visit sites associated with that history, and there are maps with the articles that make clear where to look, what to look at, and how to make sense of it all.
- Captain Sprague's Big Adventure
- Remembering the Modoc War
- On the Home Front: World War II Sites in the Klamath Basin
- Railroad Logging Sites in the Land of the Lakes - Part I
- Railroad Logging Sites in the Land of the Lakes - Part II
- Boom to Bust: History of the Forest Industry in Klamath County
- The Klamath reclamation Project: From Top to Bottom
- The Enduring Spirit of the Rural Klamath Basin
- Gateway to the Basin & Range: Land of the Lakes
- A Geology Tour of the Klamath Basin
Why Wilderness...50 years of Wilderness in the Land of the Lakes, $20.00 Order Form
This issue of the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library commemorates the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act. The articles and their authors celebrate the enduring ecological and social benefits of our wilderness resource, and those passionate visionaries who understood that wilderness is part of our culture. It opens with an essay by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell whose job it is to protect and sustain the nation’s wilderness, the “blank spots on the map,” which are keys to our heritage as Americans into the future. A contribution by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis wraps up the issue, reminding us that we “only recently came inside,” and time spent “out there” keeps us in touch with who we really are. In between are in-depth articles on the history of our wilderness areas, and shorter entries by outdoor enthusiasts that answer the question, “Why wilderness?” These personal accounts of wilderness experiences reveal the magnificent spaces and exceptional natural and cultural resources to be explored and enjoyed in the Land of the Lakes.
- Protecting America's Wilderness Heritage
- Land of the Lakes Wilderness Areas Map & Descriptions
- Judge John Breckenridge Waldo & the Cascade Range Forest Reserve
- "Why Wilderness?": Luke Reudiger, Bill Sullivan, Hermann Gucinski, Larry Hills
- The Human Side of Gearhart Wilderness
- Mountain Lakes: The Wilderness of Memory
- A Historian's Wilderness: Hart Mountain
- John Muir in Klamath Country
- Mt. Shasta Preservation Efforts
- In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club
- "Why Wilderness?": Robert Gresham, Steve Kandra, John Daniel, Sean Stephens, Jonne Goeller, Lee Juillerat, Mike Reynolds, Sarah Bone, Nancy Nodensten, Frank Lang, Donald Goheen, Perry Chocktoot, Jonathan Jarvis
From Frémont to Kingsley: The Military in the Land of the Lakes, $20.00 Order Form
Volume 28 of the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library celebrates and commemorates the presence and impact of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen in the history of the greater Klamath Basin, from Frémont in 1843 to the Oregon Air National Guard at Kingsley Field today.
Explore some familiar and not-so-familiar accounts of encounters in the 1800s, war on the home front in the 1940s and a striking photo-essay on the sleek and powerful planes that patrol our skies. Pay homage to those who have given their lives. EVERY DAY IS MEMORIAL DAY.
Introduction to the Military in the Land of the Lakes
A brief overview of the issue and a table of past JSHL articles on the military.
Where's My Money? Or, the Lost Coins of the John C. Frémont Expedition of 1843
An intriguing look at six coins found on Winter Ridge – whose were they?
Evans and Bailey Fight (1861)
Details of a pre-Modoc War skirmish that occurred south of Canby, California.
The Battle of the Infernal Caverns
Another confrontation, between Native Americans and troops from Fort Crook.
Fort Klamath: Diverse Legacies of a Military Outpost on Oregon's Eastern Frontier
The decision to build Fort Klamath and the impact of rivalries between Ashland and Jacksonville.
Remembrance and Negotiation: Pensions for Modoc War Veterans
Making sure that those who served were compensated.
At the Forefront: Three Contributions to Transportation Infrastructure in the Land of the Lakes
The Army Corps of Engineers building local roads, including those at Crater Lake.
Jehovah Witnesses Riot, 1942
A forgotten reminder of an unfortunate incident in Klamath Falls.
The Oregon Maneuver: World War II on the High Desert
Did you know that much of Central Oregon was turned into a World War II battle training site?
Growing Up Boomer
Memories of post-WWII in Merrill, Malin, and Tule Lake and the fate of military surplus.
Klamath County – Ready for War
The home front, Klamath Commandos, Klamath Armory, and the civilian response to WWII.
Honoring the Mitchell Monument
Another look at the victims, and survivors, of the Bly balloon tragedy.
Military Aviation in the Land of the Lakes
The history of the Klamath Naval Air Station and Kingsley Field, with lots of photos.
Military Aviation: Photo Essay
Additional photographs of the planes, personnel, and events at Klamath NAS and Kingsley Field.
Klamath Falls and Lakeview Area Memorials to Fallen Veterans
Remembering our veterans who gave all, a brief look at memorials in Klamath Falls and Lakeview.