‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

Host Klamath County Museum
Location Klamath County Museum
Date May 23, 2019
Time 07:00 pm - 08:45 pm

‘When Timber Was King’ theme of program

Thursday, May 23rd - 7pm

“When Timber Was King,” is the title of a program to be presented Thursday, May 23, at the Klamath County Museum.

The program is cosponsored by Shaw Historical Library and the Klamath County Historical Society. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s back meeting room, 1451 Main St. Admission is free.

The presenter will be Jeff LaLande, a retired archaeologist for the Forest Service.

“The timber industry reigned over a vast kingdom – from the Oregon Coast to the Upper Klamath Basin, and from Roseburg to the California border – but the reign lasted less than half a century,” LaLande said. “After being dethroned in the 1990s, timber is making a comeback, but it will likely never dominate the region as it once did.”

LaLande’s presentation will trace the timber industry’s early beginnings in the region, and extend to the years after World War II.

“We could call this period the ‘Great Cut-Over,” LaLande said. “This fantastic boom happened for economic reasons, but there were political and technological considerations as well.”

For more information contact the Klamath County Historical Society at 541-882-1000.