Lee Juillerat

Lee Juillerat is the regional editor for the Klamath Falls Herald and News. He is also a member of the Shaw Historical Library in Klamath Falls, which serves as a major source for history in a region that includes southeastern Oregon, far northeastern California, and northern Nevada. Juillerat is a frequent contributor to Northwest Travel, Range, Oregon Coast, and Horizon inflight publications, along with the Internet magazine, High on Adventure.

Author's Entries

  • Balloon Bombs

    The Mitchell Monument marks the spot near Bly, Oregon, where six people were killed by a Japanese balloon bomb during World War II. Designated by the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, this is the only place on the continental United States where Americans were killed by enemy action …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Chris Eyre (1968-)

    Chris Eyre, the nation's most celebrated American Indian film director, was born in Oregon. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he gained national attention in 1998 with the movie Smoke Signals. People Magazine called him "the preeminent Native American filmmaker of his time." Born …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Edison Chiloquin (1923-2003)

    Edison Chiloquin earned international attention in 1974 when he refused to accept a $273,000 payment from the federal government as compensation for terminating the Klamath Tribe. He was the only tribal member to do so. In refusing payment, Chiloquin said: “It would be like selling a part of you or …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Hart Mountain Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp

    Camp Hart Mountain, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, operated from October 1937 until July 1941. Located near Plush, about forty miles northeast of Lakeview, the camp was established by enrollees from Camp Clear Lake near Tulelake, California. Superintendent William Edmiston reached the camp on October 17, the same day …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • James Ivory (1928-)

    James Ivory, who received three Academy Award nominations for best director, grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from the University of Oregon. He lives in New York but spends some of the summer months at the Lake of the Woods, about thirty miles northwest of Klamath Falls. “It’s a …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Judson Dean "Judd" Howard (1878?-1961)

    Judson Dean “Judd” Howard is remembered as “The Man Behind the Monument” for his role in the creation of Lava Beds National Monument, located just south of the Oregon-California state line. Born in either 1878 or 1880 (reports disagree on the year), Howard worked as a millwright, miller, chemist, geologist, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Oregon Commemorative Quarter

    In 2005, Crater Lake was featured on the Oregon State Quarter, part of the U.S. Mint's State Quarter Program, which began in 1999. As the thirty-third state, the Oregon quarter was thirty-third in the series. Crater Lake was selected as the state's iconic symbol. The tail side features Crater Lake …

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