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Volume 22

Wings That Fill the Sky: America’s First Waterfowl Refuge, $17.00
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The wings of a million birds beat in the skies above the Lower Klamath and the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Their noise evokes the memory of Lower Klamath Refuge’s establishment as the nation’s first waterfowl refuge. This collection of articles, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lower Klamath refuge, examines the area’s unique and complicated history.

  • Introduction
  • Necessary Co-Existence: Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges and the Klamath Reclamation Project, Part I, II
  • Duck Tales & Mother Goose Rhymes, Nelson Reed
  • Conflict and Compromise: William L. Finley and the Revival of Lower Klamath Lake
  • Photographs of the 1905 Klamath Expedition
  • Lake Shore Property: Introduction to the Prehistoric Use of the Lower Klamath and Tule Lakes
  • Portfolio of Refuge Images
  • A Memorable Day in a Refuge Photo Blind
  • Lower Klamath Refuge in Words, Photography and Art
  • A Century of Waterfowl Hunting on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges
  • Conserving Our resources and Preserving Our Heritage: The Klamath Restoration Agreement
  • A Guide to National Wildlife Refuges in the Land of the Lakes


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Volume 23-24

(Double Issue) Unforgiving Landscapes, Lava Beds National Monument and the Modoc War, $17.00
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Although it is famous as the most costly American Indian War, the Modoc War occupied only a short interval in the history and significance of Lava Beds National Monument. Lava Beds was the longtime homeland to an ancient people who valued for centuries the ability to sustain life on a harsh volcanic landscape. Lava Beds' distinctness as both an important cultural and accessible volcanic landscape afforded it recognition as a national monument in 1925. This Two Volume Journal explores some of the history of this unique American region.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology of the Modoc War Conflict Without Counterpart
  • The Fields of Battle Tour
  • The Modoc Outbreak, San Francisco Chronicle Meeting the Sun: Chapter XXVI—The Modoc War
  • The Modoc War—A Mirror to the Future
  • New Facts, New Interpretations, 1988–2011
  • Panel Discussion of the Modoc War by Descendants of Participants: Tom Nash, Cheewa James, Gerald Jackson, Jane DeLeon, Melissa Meacham Stewart, Daniel A. Halferty, Dan Colwell, Margaret Powell, Helen Crume Smith, Lynn Schonchin
  • Exile of the Modoc Tribe, San Francisco Chronicle Miami and the Modocs
  • The Modoc War: Novel Ways of Playing With History
  • J.D. Howard--The Man Behind the Monument
  • The Lava Beds Monument and the Making of California's "Last" Indian War
  • The Discovery of Valentine Cave—An Interview with Ross R. Musselman, Sr.
  • Changes Within The Sagebrush-Steppe Grasslands At Lava Beds National Monument Since 1873
  • Lava Beds National Monument Comes of Age     

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Volume 25

Buckaroos and Barons: Cattle Ranching in the Land of the Lakes, $20.00

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In this 25th, “Silver Anniversary” issue, the 2011 Journal celebrates the history and importance of cattle ranching in the Land of Lakes. For over one hundred and fifty years, cattle ranching has played a significant role in shaping the land, the economy and the people of the Klamath region, and there are ranchlands here still owned and run by the same families down through the generations. While there have been articles published in past issues about the adversities livestock producers endured developing grazing land in the Land of Lakes, this is the first to focus entirely on the cattle industry, the men who explored and exploited our region in the beginning, and the steadfast men, women and families who manage their livestock and land today, while holding the promise of a vibrant future for many generations to come.

  • Introduction
  • Cattle Kingdoms in the High Desert, 1869-1900
  • Jesse Carr's Cattle Empire
  • Modoc County Pioneers: The Dalton-Byrne Family
  • Henry Miller, "The Butcher"
  • Pioneer Settlement: Langell Valley and the Gerber Block
  • Buckaroo Images
  • Buckaroo Style
  • Gerlach Land & Livestock Company
  • Mary Fields, Woman of the West
  • ZX Country
  • Yamsi Ranch: Portrait of a Cattle Woman
  • Images from the Family Ranch
  • Cattle Branding
  • Belle of the Whitehorse Ranch - Anne Stewart Bentz
  • Banding Together: Cattlemen's and CattleWomen's Associations
  • Cattle Drive
  • On the Barn Floor
  • Advantages of Being Ranch Raised: Jessica Hemphill

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Volume 26

Discovering Klamath: Tours Through History in the Land of the Lake, $20.00
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The organization, Discover Klamath, joined the Shaw Historical Library to produce the Library’s 26th publication in 2012, celebrating the rich and varied history of Klamath Basin in the Land of the Lakes.  The articles in this issue are intended to inform readers about the rich social and cultural history of the Klamath region.  Drawing on input from the historical community, the focus is on the key events that have shaped the lives of local men and women over the last two centuries, the defining roots of local culture. Readers are encouraged to get out and visit sites associated with that history, and there are maps with the articles that make clear where to look, what to look at, and how to make sense of it all.

  • Introduction
  • Captain Sprague's Big Adventure
  • Remembering the Modoc War
  • On the Home Front: World War II Sites in the Klamath Basin
  • Railroad Logging Sites in the Land of the Lakes - Part I
  • Railroad Logging Sites in the Land of the Lakes - Part II
  • Boom to Bust: History of the Forest Industry in Klamath County
  • The Klamath reclamation Project: From Top to Bottom
  • The Enduring Spirit of the Rural Klamath Basin
  • Gateway to the Basin & Range: Land of the Lakes
  • A Geology Tour of the Klamath Basin


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Volume 27

Why Wilderness...50 years of Wilderness in the Land of the Lakes, $20.00
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This issue of the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library commemorates the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act. The articles and their authors celebrate the enduring ecological and social benefits of our wilderness resource, and those passionate visionaries who understood that wilderness is part of our culture. It opens with an essay by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell whose job it is to protect and sustain the nation’s wilderness, the “blank spots on the map,” which are keys to our heritage as Americans into the future. A contribution by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis wraps up the issue, reminding us that we “only recently came inside,” and time spent “out there” keeps us in touch with who we really are. In between are in-depth articles on the history of our wilderness areas, and shorter entries by outdoor enthusiasts that answer the question, “Why wilderness?” These personal accounts of wilderness experiences reveal the magnificent spaces and exceptional natural and cultural resources to be explored and enjoyed in Lake of the Lakes.

  • Introduction
  • Protecting America's Wilderness Heritage
  • Land of the Lakes Wilderness Areas Map & Descriptions
  • Judge John Breckenridge Waldo & the Cascade Range Forest Reserve
  • "Why Wilderness?": Luke Reudiger, Bill Sullivan, Hermann Gucinski, Larry Hills
  • The Human Side of Gearhart Wilderness
  • Mountain Lakes: The Wilderness of Memory
  • A Historian's Wilderness: Hart Mountain
  • John Muir in Klamath Country
  • Mt. Shasta Preservation Efforts
  • In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club
  • "Why Wilderness?": Robert Gresham, Steve Kandra, John Daniel, Sean Stephens, Jonne Goeller, Lee Juillerat, Mike Reynolds, Sarah Bone, Nancy Nodensten, Frank Lang, Donald Goheen, Perry Chocktoot, Jonathan Jarvis


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