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1451 Main St. -- Klamath Falls, OR 97601 -- (541) 883-4208
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What we know about this photo: A deal appears to be confirmed with a handshake in this photo donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2012.


What we've learned so far: Chris Kandra, owner of Winema Elevators, reports the photo was taken in front of the Winema feed mill in Merrill. Winema acquired the mill around 1955. It was destroyed by fire Jan. 18, 1959. It was located at the corner of Third and Main streets in Merrill, where the town’s fire hall is now located. Men shown in the photo are believed to be, from left, Jack McAfery, Bob Berry and Bruce Hagerman.


What we don't know: Can the identity of the men be confirmed? When was it taken, and what was the occasion?

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kcm.mystery181.watercarnivalparadeWhat we know about this photo: This image is one of several donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2012 – all labeled simply "Water Carnival Parade." This photo was taken in the 1400 block of Main Street, directly in front of where the Klamath County Museum is located today and precisely where most modern parades begin. Various clues in the photo series suggest a date in the 1920s. In the background at right is the partially completed Hot Springs Courthouse, never used and finally demolished in 1927 to make way for Klamath Union High School. Also seen just right of center is the Carnegie Library. The older man at right may be Capt. O.C. Applegate, a veteran of the Modoc Indian War who often appeared in community events.


What we don't know: Who are the men in this photo? Precisely when did the water carnival take place?


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The Klamath County Museum seeks your help in identifying photos on this page.

We'd appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to glance at these images, and let us know if you can tell us who's in any of these photos, and when or where they were taken. It's most helpful to have information that comes with a high degree of confidence. (Guesses and speculation are not as helpful.)

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Send your comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Be sure to include information on which photo you're referring to in your comments!


Copyright statement: The Klamath County Museum asserts a property right to the photographs and negatives in its collection, as well as digital files created from those images. The Museum's policy for use of images contained on this Web site are set forth on the Copyright page of this Web site.



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Hours and contact information for Klamath County Museums:


  • Klamath County Museum - 1451 Main St. –  Klamath Falls, OR 97601 -- (541) 883-4208
    Open year-round. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Baldwin Hotel Museum - 31 Main St. -- Klamath Falls, OR 97601  --  (541) 883-4207
    Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Last tour of the day begins at 2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.
  • Fort Klamath Museum – 51400 Higway 52 (near mile post 61.65), Fort Klamath, Oregon 97626 – (541) 381-2230
    Open Memorial Day weekend through end of September.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Open Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Museum manager – Todd Kepple, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Curator – Niles Reynolds, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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