Linkville Sesquicentennial

Host Klamath County Museum
Location 1451 Main Street
Date Mar 09, 2017
Time 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Linkville sesquicentennial to be observed
Thursday program and Saturday walking tour planned

 

The 150th anniversary of the founding of Linkville – now known as the city of Klamath Falls – will be observed with a program Thursday evening, March 9, at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St.

The program, cosponsored by the Museum and the Klamath County Historical Society, will begin at 7 p.m. A special birthday cake will be served with other refreshments.

The museum will also conduct a walking history tour of sites associated with the town of Linkville starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main St. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes.

Thursday’s program and Saturday’s tour are free and open to anyone interested.

Linkville was officially incorporated by the Oregon Legislature in 1889, but the town traced its roots to early March 1867, when George Nurse established a trading post along Link River. The name of the town was changed to Klamath Falls in the early 1890s.

Thursday’s program will briefly review the town’s early history, as well as significant developments that have happened in the past 150 years.

“We’ll review the town’s progress, and touch a little on some of the issues that have hindered the town’s progress,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Most of all, we’ll honor the visionary pioneers who first settled in this part of Oregon that was one of the last regions of the state to be inhabited by European-Americans.”

Thursday’s program will be streamed live on the museum’s Facebook page. A link to the facebook page can be found on the museum’s website, klamathmuseum.org.

For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.

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