Klamath history videos

 Shown below are links to a variety of online video resources related to Klamath History.

"Klamath Memories"

Programs originally produced for broadcast on local government cable channels in Klamath Falls:

Klamath Memories No. 14 – Review of early schools in Klamath County, dedicated to the memory of Buena Cobb Stone, longtime educator and author "90 Years of Klamath Schools." Recorded Nov. 29, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 13 – History of the Henley community, including the Ankeny Ranch and Henley family. Interview with fifth-generation Henley resident Richard Fairclo. Recorded April 9, 2013.

Klamath Memories No. 12 – An interview with Harriett (Fox) Zalabak, who dated David Kingsley before he left for service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls is named for David Kingsley. Recorded Oct. 18, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 11 – History of structure fires in the Klamath Basin, including tragic fires that claimed lives as well as blazes that destroyed commercial and industrial property. Guest: Monte Keady. Recorded Oct. 9, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 10 – History of forest fires and firefighting in the Klamath Basin. Discussion of fuels, ecology and major fires, including the Lone Pine fire of 1992. Guest: Gene Rogers. Recorded Oct. 2, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 9 – Descendants of the Wilson and McDonald families from Langell Valley review the history of their families, including incidents related to the Modoc War. Recorded May 5, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 8 – History of the company-owned town of Gilchrist is reviewed by Mary Gilchrist Ernst and John Driscoll, author of "Gilchrist, Oregon; The Model Company Town." June 14, 2012. (Book available for sale at Klamath County Museum.)

Klamath Memories No. 7 – A review of more than 100 "Mystery Photos" in the collection of the Klamath County Museum, with commentary by Bill Anderson and Todd Kepple. Recorded May 15, 2012.


Klamath Memories No. 6 – A collection of panoramic photos of the Klamath Falls area and nearby historic sites, including Malin, with commentary by Mark Clark, Ryan Bartholomew and Todd Kepple. Recorded April 10, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 5 – Operations of the Weyerhaeuser facilities in Klamath Falls, with special emphasis on the lumber mill. Guests include Max Revis and Bill Anderson. Featuring photos from the collection of Gene Gjertsen. Recorded March 13, 2012. (First minute of sound lost.)

Klamath Memories No. 4 – Guests Steve Harper and RC Brown, retired Oregon Air National Guard, discussing the history of Air National Guard operations at Kingsley Field. Recorded Feb. 14, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 3 – Guests Richard Nelson, Neal Eberlein and the Metler family recall life in the Altamont neighborhood. Recorded Jan. 10, 2012.

Klamath Memories No. 2 – Guests Nina Pence and James F. Stilwell, sharing stories about Main Street and the downtown district of Klamath Falls from the 1930s to present. Recorded Dec. 13, 2011. (First two minutes of sound lost.)

Klamath Memories No. 1 – Guest Bill Meade, recalling various aspects of the lumber industry. Recorded Nov. 10, 2011.

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Oregon Trails

News features compiled by Ron Brown of Newswatch 12:

Railroad Trestles – Remnants of a trestle on Hayden Mountain west of Keno recall the days when trains were used to haul logs from the forests of Klamath County to lumber mills in the region. Aired Sept. 5, 2014.

Kingsley Field – A review of the history of the air field at Klamath Falls, from its days as a World War II naval air station to today's Air National Guard base. Aired Aug. 15, 2014.