A family tragedy

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Comments (9)

Diane - No Views on February 16, 2012

Yes, so true. Greetings to Austria from the USA!

Lee Gill on March 15, 2012

I see what you mean Diane, unfortanately child deaths were far too common back then...I see alot of child deaths from that period in our cemeteries too...These two were different ages but died on the same day, I wonder what disease they died from, very sad in deed :(

Diane - No Views on March 16, 2012

Gill - My thought was something like a house fire, or drowning - there is a river very close. But, of course it could have been any sort of disease - a remote farming area, no medicines... There is a larger cemetery in the nearest city, which I will visit soon. I hear there is a children's area surrounded by toys, the same idea as your wonderful shot. I find this is a way to honor them, with photos these many years later.

Lee Gill on March 16, 2012

True, it could of been many things. I'm glad you see it the same way as I do, taking pictures is our way of honouring these people, they maybe strangers to us, but we should never forget them...best wishes Lee

chetross68 on May 9, 2012

Very peaceful shot. How old is Klamath Falls?

Diane - No Views on May 9, 2012

"By 1843 the westward migration on the Oregon Trail was picking up steam and it would be only a few more years or so before a settlement in the Klamath Basin would begin. The Town of Linkville was formed at the mouth of the Link River by George Nurse in 1867. In 1893 the name was changed to the town of Klamath Falls and would eventually be incorporated as the City of Klamath Falls by the state legislature in 1905. Also in 1905 the federal government announced it would fund construction of the Klamath Reclamation Project that became operational by 1906. Klamath Falls was known for its forests and rangeland but the region was far too remote from major markets to make money. In 1909 the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in Klamath Falls and the money came rolling in. In the 1920's Klamath Falls was the fastest growing City in Oregon until the Great Depression of 1929 brought the lumber boom to an end." From http://ci.klamath-falls.or.us/visitors/history

Too much information?

chetross68 on May 9, 2012

No, thanks for the info!

aurorajolanda - NO V… on March 25, 2014

Yes, probably a tragedy, but in deed a very good composition. Yes, this kind of photos tells a story!

Diane - No Views on March 26, 2014

Hello, Aurorajolanda! Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 9, 2012
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    by Diane - No Views
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2011/01/12 01:59:38
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash