From the pages of the Crescent City American, March 1928.
A visit to New Klamath will prove to one that it is already more than a wide place in the road and that it is fast becoming a city.
O.A. “Dad” Dale is building a 20-room rooming house for Mrs. Mary Wright, just above the road at the end of the bridge. Vern Flashman has the lumber on the ground and will soon start to erect a new building on the lot next to the chamber of commerce building.
Many new buildings have gone up in the past year and it would be a revelation to one who had not been there for several months to see the change that industry and building has made.
1856 letter arrives here
A letter that was written in the year 1856 was received by Mayor O.B. Lauff last week that was written by the city clerk to Miss A.M. Lewis and is as follows:
“Crescent City, July 15, 1856
“Miss A.M. Lewis
“The members of the Crestonian, feeling desirous of expressing to you in a substantial manner the appreciation of your efforts on their behalf and anxious to present you with a memorial of their sincere friendship, beg of your acceptance of the accompanying ring.
“With sentiment of request, I am
“D.W. McComb, in behalf of all the members
The letter accompanying the message was from the Queen Insurance Company of Portland, Ore., and was signed by B. Lee Paget, Resident Agent for that company, stated that the recipient of the letter later became Anna M.E. Mann of that city, who founded and endowed the Old People’s Home.