This is Lake County courthouse at Lakeview as seen on September 19, 1958. Lake County was created October 24, 1874, by the state legislature, and received its name because of the number of large lakes within or partly within its borders, including the Klamath lakes, Lake Abert, Summer Lake, Goose Lake, Silver Lake and the lakes of the Warner Valley. With the formation of Klamath County in 1882, the Klamath lakes are no longer in Lake County. In 1989 Lake County had an area of 8275 square miles. Lakeview is said to have been named at a citizens' meeting held in 1876. John A. Moon suggested the name. A post office was established late in 1876. Lakeview is one of the highest towns in Oregon at about 4800 feet elevation. M.W. Bullard was one of the first settlers arriving in 1868.
Lakeview, Oregon; Lake County; courthouse; Moon, John A.; Bullard, M.W.
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Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon