A walking tour of Linkville Cemetery will be offered at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, by the Klamath County Historical Society. Society members will discuss about a dozen early-day residents of Klamath County who are buried in the pioneer cemetery.
“We think we can learn a lot about the community we live in today by studying the lives of the area’s pioneers,” said Carol Mattos, one of the tour organizers. “We like to say that life was simpler a hundred years ago, but in many ways it was more challenging.”
Among the families that will be highlighted is that of Willis Johnson, which suffered a series of deaths within a few months in 1918. Dr. George Wright, an early-day physician in Klamath Falls and longtime booster of Klamath Union High School sports, will also be covered.
The tour will begin at the flagpole near the cemetery entrance. The tour is free and open to anyone interested. Most of the tour will be on paved roads, with brief portions off the road.
For more information contact Mattos at (541) 884-4032.