• LOCATION 63 | The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost

    Malin Museum

    You should be parked in front of an old drugstore with a stone facade, with 2139 showing on the door. This building was originally built as a bank, then served as the town's drug store until 1966. Now, it's where the Malin Historical Society meets. It also houses a small historic museum. Inside - in addition to a surprising number of Czech artifacts dating back to the 66 Czech homesteaders that founded Malin- there are a number of pictures of the Klamath Reclamation project itself, and a sword and cannon ball from the Modoc War. They also have books for sale, including mine if you're interested in learning more about what we've touched on so far today! And, even though it has nothing to do with the Modoc War, there's also a Mastadon Tusk inside the museum that was found near Bloody Point, which I know I've promised to point out in a bit. I like to think the Mastodon might have been roaming this countryside when my ancient ancestors arrived here perhaps as many as 14000 years ago.

    If the museum closed, look to your left. See the hardware store two doors down? Go in and ask for xx who is a member of the Malin Historical Society. He's got a key and can let you in. Press pause while you go explore and come back and hit play when you're ready to continue along Hooker Jim's trail.

    Okay, ready to roll? To continue, when it's clear, back out of your parking spot and continue the direction you were going when you arrived, with the museum on your right and headed toward the hardware store. Follow the street you're on as it curves to the left and heads out of town.

The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost