Klamath Falls

Claudia Spink Lorenz described in the Oregon Historical Quarterly in 1970 how Klamath Falls celebrated the end of World War I.  Twice, to be exact.

Long before strip malls and supermarkets became prominent, an entrepreneur in Klamath Falls offered one-stop shopping for rural Klamath County customers.

Free mail delivery came to Klamath Falls in September 1916.

U.S. Marine Corps Major-Gen. A.A. Vandergrift couldn’t bear watching some 4,000 of his World War II troops deteriorating daily from tropical diseases in the South Pacific.


A trip from Klamath Falls to Keno, Ore., for a pair of basketball games turned out to be an ordeal of humiliation and survival for a group of boys in the winter of 1915.