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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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Mystery Photo_No._152_--_YainaxMystery Photo
No. 152 -- Yainax
What we know abou tthis photo: This photo shows the Yainax subagency.

What we don't know: When was this photo taken and who are the people.

Click here to get a closer look at people's faces.

Mystery Photo No. 165 -- Firemen and girls classWhat we know about this photo: This image donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2012 was labeled "KUHS gym class and city firemen 1960."

According to one source, the fireman on the left is Ralph W. Edwards, who retired from the Klamath Falls Fire Department in 1976.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? Precisely when and where was the photo taken, and what was being discussed.

Click HERE to see a higher resolution image.

Mystery Photo No. 164 -- Union Pacific locomotiveMystery Photo No. 164 --
Union Pacific locomotive
What we know about this photo: This image from the James Floyd collection at the Klamath County Museum shows a group posing in front of a Union Pacific "streamlined" train that visited Klamath Falls on March 22, 1934. According to a report in the Klamath News, more than 12,000 people toured the "canary colored aluminum tube on wheels" while it was on an overnight stop in Klamath Falls. Union Pacific dignitaries who were on the train - and may be in this photo - included railroad Vice President F.W. Robinson, and J.W. Haugh, assistant to railroad president W. Averill Harriman. A reception event was organized by the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, whose representatives may also be in this photo. This event took place at a point when the local newspapers were not yet publishing locally produced photos.

What we don't know: Who are the four people posing for this photo?

Mystery Photo No. 163 -- Womens quartetMystery Photo No. 163 --
Womens quartet
What we know about this photo: This image from the Leo Morstad collection at the Klamath County Museum appears to show a women's quartet in an impromptu rehearsal on Main Street.

What we don't know: Where and when was this photo taken? Who are the four women?

Mystery Photo No. 162 -- BunkhouseMystery Photo No. 162 --
Bunkhouse
What we know about this photo: This image, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 1955, is believed to be one of the earliest known photos of the Upper Klamath Basin. Judging from the faintly seen hills in the background, museum staff believes this site may have been about where Crater Lake Parkway intersects with Pacific Terrace. A view similar to this can be seen from the top of the hill in Linkville Cemetery, looking east. In this image, a horse and buggy is seen stopped on the road in the foreground. Horses are seen drinking form a trough below the pond. Teams of horses are seen returning from the field. Very few houses are scattered across the background.

What we don't know: Precisely where was this photo taken? To whom did this property belong? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see an uncropped and higher-resolution copy of this photo.

Mystery Photo No. 161 -- WoodbineMystery Photo No. 161 --
Woodbine
What we know about this photo: This image, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2011, shows three people in front of Woodbine, a resort that operated briefly in the Odessa area, about 25 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, in the early 1900s.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close up of the people in this photo.

Mystery Photo No. 160 -- Family reunionMystery Photo No. 160 --
Family reunion
What we know about this photo:This photo, believed to have been taken by Klamath Falls photographer Maud Baldwin, shows multiple generations of a family gathered for a reunion. A gentle breeze stirred branches on the trees. 

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close-up of the people in this photo and the fashions they were wearing in the early 1900s.

Mystery Photo No. 159 -- Crater Lake snowMystery Photo No. 159 --
Crater Lake snow
What we know about this photo: This photo, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2011, shows four people in a location that we think must surely be Crater Lake National Park. A fingerprint on the image reveals improper handling of the photo at some point, but offers no clues as to the identity of the people in the image.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close up of the people in this image

Mystery Photo No. 158 -- Boys and a bikeMystery Photo No. 158 -- Boys and a bikeWhat we know about this photo: Two boys are seen with a bike in a PayLess drug store. The older gentleman's name tag identifies him as Harvey Borgman.

Two sources agree the boy holding the handlebars is Steven Wallaert, and the boy sitting on the bike is Kelly Wallaert. The bike was presented as a prize following a Fourth of July parade in the late 1950s. The photo was taken in the old PayLess store at the corner of Main and Eighth streets.

Mystery Photo No. 157 -- Lamm locomotiveMystery Photo No. 157 -- Lamm locomotiveWhat we know about this photo: Lamm Lumber Co.'s No. 3 locomotive is shown in this photo taken sometime between 1930, when the 80-ton engine was manufactured, and 1944, when the company closed its lumber mill at Modoc Point. The locomotive was used to haul logs from a large timber tract along the Klamath-Lake county line about 50 miles northeast of Klamath Falls. A car appears at left in this photo taken by the Kinsey studio.

What we don't know: Who are the men in this photo? When and where was it taken?

 

Click Here to see a close up of the men's faces.

Mystery Photo No. 156 -- Men at saloonMystery Photo No. 156 -- Men at saloonWhat we know about this photo: A group of men posed outside the Reception Saloon for this photo found recently in the archives of the Klamath County Museum. We're not familiar with this particular saloon, but we presume it was located in Klamath Falls because of the advertising sign nailed to the right corner of the porch. We see that ties were somewhat in style. One man's arm is in a sling, and another man is holding a dog with one hand, and a bottle with the other.

What we don't know: Who are the men in this photo, and when was it taken?

Mystery Photo No. 155 -- Six with pianoWhat we know about this photo: The sheet music on the piano is "Cool Water," by Bob Nolan. Aside from that, and the stylish eyeglasses, we had no clues about this photo donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2012.

According to one source, this photo was taken at Henley High School in 1961. Show standing from left are Sue Phair, Phil Jameson, Susan Tubach, Bert Allbritton and John Gober. Seated at the piano is Helen Hurlbut.

Phil Jameson reports the photo was taken to promote Henley's spring band and choral concert.

Mystery Photo No. 154 -- Six apronsMystery Photo No. 154 --
Six aprons
What we know about this photo: A couple of things can be deduced from this photo found in the archives of the Klamath County Museum. First, it was windy the day the photo was taken. Secondly, no one seemed to care much about the tidiness of the setting for the photo. Beyond that, we haven't found any clues as to when or where this photo was taken. Neither can we guess why six strapping young men would be wearing what appear to be long aprons.

What we don't know: Where was this building located? Who are the men in the photo, and when was it taken?

 

Click Here to see a close up of the men's faces.

 

 

 

 

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