Shown below are links to a variety of online video
resources related to Klamath History.
Programs originally produced for broadcast on
Klamath County's government cable channel:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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. (Click here to see all our Mystery Photos.)
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.
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.
Klamath Memories No. 1 - Guest Bill Meade,
recalling various aspects of the lumber industry. Recorded Nov. 10, 2011.
Links to other online video resources
"Oregon Experience: The Modoc War" - A 2011
documentary produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Modoc Basket - The PBS History Detectives
look into the case of a basket that may have been
made by Toby "Winema" Riddle, who played a key role
in the Modoc Indian War.
Downtown buildings of Klamath Falls - Short
YouTube video produced by Ryan Pfeil featuring
history of downtown Klamath Falls.
Selected installments of
a weekly history series by KDRV-TV.
Brick - Aired June 15, 2012. Klamath Brick &
Tile Co. produced building materials for 77 years
before closing down in 1994. It was one of several
brick manufacturers in Southern Oregon.
Freeze of '49 - Aired Jan. 6, 2012. Bitter
cold across Southern Oregon in early 1949 caused
some hardship, and offered unique opportunities for
World War II
camps - Aired Dec. 2, 2011. Topics include
Camp White and Camp Abbott, as well as the Marine
Recuperative Barracks near Klamath Falls, the
Japanese relocation center near Tulelake, and the
Klamath Falls Naval Air Station (now Kingsley
Ball Stage Line - Nov. 25, 2011. The stage
line that operated between Klamath Falls and
Lakeview for many years.
Site - Nov. 4, 2011. A visit to the site of
a World War II era bomber crash that killed 11
airmen in the Pueblo Mountains in southeastern
Crazy - Sept. 30, 2011. Local companies use
wild Klamath plums
to produce jams, jellies and wine.
Klamath Tribal Restoration - Aug. 26, 2011.
The Klamath Tribes celebrate regaining recognition
by the federal government in 1986.
Klamath Armory - June 3, 2011. Trumpeter
Fred Floetke recalls the days when band leader Baldy
Evans filled the Klamath Armory with music.
"Oregon Trails" programs