Army barracks located at 19th century Oregon fort

Published on May 17th, 2011 | by Admin

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Metal detectors and ground-penetrating radar have been employed to pinpoint the location of army barracks at Fort Klamath in Oregon.

“It’s a pretty exciting moment,” said Todd Kepple, Klamath County Museums manager. “No trace of this building was visible for the 44 years the county has owned this property. We had no idea exactly where anything was except for the flag pole.”

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History archeologists on Wednesday used metal detectors and radar to find where the barracks stood at the Fort Klamath military post, established by the U.S. Army in 1863 to protect settlers as they settled in Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Indian territory.

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Story: Sara Hottman, Herald and News | Photo: Fisher Labs

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