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Being Klamath – Winter

Christmas in the Klamath country—an inspiringly beautiful country, in the winter or at any other season; inhabited by a youthful-minded, hopeful lot of people, who REFUSE FLATLY to believe that the world’s best days are past. People like that are good to live among.
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80 Years of Building Community

A service organization for businesswomen founded in Oakland, California in 1921, Soroptimist today has clubs in more than 120 countries, where it works to improve the lives of women and girls. Soroptimist started in Klamath 81 years ago and the history of Soroptimist in Klamath is a history of giving back to all parts of our community.
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Klamath’s Winter Reads

Longer nights and colder days are ideal for curling up inside in a comfy chair with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Basin Book Trader Owner Karli Fussell has some excellent suggestions for winter reading.
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Barrow’s Goldeneye

Winter might be thought of as the black and white season with longer nights, and cold fluffy stuff covering the leaves and bare ground. But it really is a colorful time if you find those ducks.
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Rooks Books

Amy Rooks, a local author of children’s books, grew up and has lived her entire life in the Klamath Basin. As an educator, counselor and principal in Klamath County Schools, she knew what appealed to children. Rhyming poetry, familiar topics, and imaginative illustrations are key components in her books. Rooks also emphasized the importance of reading to children. Rooks was inspired by her granddaughter who asked her to write her stories in a book. The result was “Why Can’t I Know the Secret?” and “The Zoo Animals Race…I Won! Didn’t I?”
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100 Years of Scholarship and Camaraderie

Sprinkled throughout the architectural timeline of Klamath Union High School (KU) are the histories of thousands who call themselves Pelicans. Rachel Applegate Good, a graduate of the first high school in Klamath County, returned in 1915 and taught Latin for 25 years.
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So…Where Are The Falls…and Other Local Tidbits

Oscar Kittredge, was an owner of the famous MC Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the West, covering parts of Klamath and Lake Counties, Oregon. Following the November 1952 election of President Eisenhower, Oscar and his wife Josephine received an invitation to the inaugural ball. Josephine called upon Else Lion of LaPointe’s dress shop in Klamath Falls to find her an appropriate dress.
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Fall Fairs and Festivals

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is the largest annual event held in the Klamath Basin, designed as a fair where “our friends from over the line in Oregon could meet and visit and compete and enjoy each other.” The week following Labor Day, over 40,000 people of all ages and backgrounds relish in the carnival rides, Kids Barnyard Rodeo, Jr. Livestock Auction, live music, and loads of fair food.
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