The community of Gilchrist was established in 1938 as a company-owned town operated by a lumber firm. Homes in the unincorporated town are now privately owned, while the mill continues operation under the ownership of Interfor, a Canadian firm.
The town of Crescent was established earlier, but grew substantially once the sawmill began operation.
“We’ve already gathered quite a bit of information on the area, but our files need to be updated with events that happened in more recent years,” said Gloria Sullivan, a collections assistant for the Klamath County Museum. “So we’d love to see any photos, clippings or letters people might be willing to share with us.”
Residents can stop by the Community Club at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with museum staff.
The Klamath County Museum hopes to eventually gather detailed information on all communities within the county over the next two years, Sullivan said. Meetings are planned for June 2 in Keno and June 13 in Sprague River.
For more information, contact the Klamath County Museum at (541) 883-4208.
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