southeast of Medford and Ashland lies the growing community
of Klamath Falls. Home to nearby Crater Lake National Park,
Klamath Falls, and surrounding Klamath County, boasts some
of the most beautiful scenery in the world!
The Klamath Basin is a depression formed by a huge prehistoric
lake in the eastern foothills of the Cascade mountains. It
has long been home to many Native American tribes, including
the Klamaths, Modocs and the Yahooskins.
Trappers were the first westerners to visit the region, arriving
in the 1820s. Explorers came next, searching for a southern
route through the Cascade mountains.
Following the end of the Modoc Indian War in 1873, ranchers,
farmers, and business-people began arriving to settle the
area. Rapid growth of towns and industry followed the advent
of the railroad in Klamath County in 1909. As Linkville grew
and eventually reached out to encompass its neighbor, Altamont,
the residents decided that the name was inadequate to describe
the area's beauty and potential, and they renamed the city
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