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OFFBEAT OREGON HISTORY:Klamath County’s squabble over courthouses wasted $3.1 million

PHOTO PROVIDED/ U.S. FOREST SERVICE THE ”WINNING” COURTHOUSE, IN DOWNTOWN KLAMATH FALLS, AS IT APPEARED IN 1922 ON THE EVE OF BEING OPENED. Image: U.S. Forest Service

Back in the early years of the Beaver State, the location of the county courthouse was a very big deal. There are stories of residents of one town stealing the county records from another in the dark of night in the struggle to be named County Seat.
But nowhere was the struggle for county supremacy more heated - and expensive - than in . . .

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