October 15, 2005
    Potato Princess Amanda Kirby from Tulelake waves from a float at the 68th annual Potato Festival in Merrill, Oregon. She's from a 4th generation Klamath Basin farm family.
    People come from all the neighboring towns in the Klamath Basin to the parade, free Lions Club BarBQ, booths of crafts and potato contests.
    Potatoes have been one of the major crops grown in the Klamath Project. In 2000 there were 12,764 acres of late potatoes yielding 6,374,848 CWT at $4.13/CWT totaling $26,328,122 gross sales.
photo: Jacqui Krizo, Amanda Kirby, Tulelake