Klamath Agency, Oregon

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Klamath Agency
Unincorporated community
Klamath Indian Agency in 1915
Klamath Indian Agency in 1915
Klamath Agency is located in Oregon
Klamath Agency
Klamath Agency
Klamath Agency is located in the US
Klamath Agency
Klamath Agency
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°37′05″N 121°56′02″W / 42.61806°N 121.93389°W / 42.61806; -121.93389Coordinates: 42°37′05″N 121°56′02″W / 42.61806°N 121.93389°W / 42.61806; -121.93389
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Elevation[1] 4,180 ft (1,270 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Klamath Agency is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States,[1] on Oregon Route 62 where Agency Creek enters Crooked Creek.[2]

Klamath Agency was an Indian agency for the Klamath Indian Reservation established May 12, 1866, on the shore of Agency Lake.[3] The current site of the former agency is 3 miles (5 km) north of that location.[3] The Klamath Reservation was terminated in 1961, but the community at Klamath Agency still exists.[3] Klamath Agency post office was established in 1878 and ran until 1965, when the mail was instead routed to Chiloquin.[3]

In 1870 there was a sawmill at the agency; it burned down in 1911.[4] In the 1890s, Klamath Agency was the site of two Indian boarding schools—one for boys and one for girls.[5]

In 1945, Ray Enouf Field was dedicated at the agency. The airfield was named in honor of the only Klamath Indian to die in World War II.[6] Raymond L. Enouf was a Marine private first class, who was killed while acting as a medic in the front lines during the Battle of Iwo Jima.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Klamath Agency". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-11-28. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (1st ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme. 1991. p. 30. ISBN 0-89933-235-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 540–541. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Most, Steven (2003). "Subtopic : Putting Nature to Work: Running the Mill". Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  5. ^ "J. O. Lewis Photographs, PC 124". J. O. Lewis Collection of Photographs of Native American Schools, ca. 1895-1900. Washington State University. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Indians in the War: 1945". United States Navy Historical Center. Archived from the original on 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 

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