Klondike, Oregon

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Klondike, Oregon
Klondike, Oregon is located in Oregon
Klondike, Oregon
Klondike, Oregon
Klondike, Oregon is located in the United States
Klondike, Oregon
Klondike, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°34′59″N 120°36′50″W / 45.583°N 120.614°W / 45.583; -120.614Coordinates: 45°34′59″N 120°36′50″W / 45.583°N 120.614°W / 45.583; -120.614
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountySherman
Elevation
1,558 ft (475 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97065
Area code(s)458 and 541

Klondike is an unincorporated community in Sherman County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is near the Wasco, Oregon site of the Klondike III Wind Project, Oregon's largest wind energy farm with 176 turbines for wind energy.[2]

History[edit]

When the Columbia Southern Railroad was being built in 1898, the line got to this location when word of a gold discovery in the north was received. Most of the construction crew deserted and headed north to the Klondike. So they decided to name the place after that river.

A.B. Potter was first postmaster of its post office, which was established on January 11, 1899. The office closed on November 30, 1951.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klondike". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Energy facility siting: Klondike III Wind Project". Oregon.Gov. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952772.