< A Merry Christmas card, December 25, 1944, to a soldier's parents in California. Jacl Newkirk was 18, WWII, in Paris, later to win a Tulelake, Klamath Project, homestead with water rights forever, for his service in the war. He was lonesome and homesick, trying to be optimistic and give his family hope, but not knowing if he'd survive to return home. Veterans, we appreciate your service!
Tulelake Monument Honors Homesteaders, H&N 9/11/15.
See an Original Deed, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, shows water rights
Letter from President Harry Truman to Paul Rogers after his service in WWII.
Interview by Nick Schultz, Delphina and Paul Macy
Interview by Nick Schultz, Paul Christy
Five Short Homesteader Stories, Osborne, Hall, Schey, Bolesta, Buckingham
Interview by Nick Schultz, George and Theresa Smith
Story by Helen Newkirk Shuss, Jack Newkirk Family, with photo, Homesteaded 1949, Panhandle
Story by Marvin & Kay Cantrell, with photos
Calamity in Klamath, The American Enterprise, October-November 2002 issue. "Paul Christy flew fighter planes in World War II, enlisting within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He earned a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and is extremely proud to have served his country. But today, when he talks about how he and his neighbors have been treated, tears come to his eyes. "Sixty years ago, I was behind Rommel's lines in North Africa. Today, I'm still fighting, although this time, it's against my own government." (KBC Note: Christy has since died, however he shared his story in the documentary 'Homesteading in a Promised Land')
David Carman, Tulelake Homesteader and WWII veteran, tells about his July 4th memories, 7/3/05
PREMIERES HISTORY OF TULELAKE SETTLERS. On July 4,
2005 KIXE-TV, Channel 9 will premiere a locally produced
history of the Tulelake settlers at 8 PM. It is also scheduled
for 10 AM on July 4. HOMESTEADING IN A PROMISED LAND tells the
100 year old story of white settlers in the Tulelake Basin.
AgLifeNW Magazine November 2004 issue, story by Jacqui Krizo and Mary Palmer, Tulelake homesteaders' daughters, 'Homesteading in a Promised Land' as told by family settlers of the Tulelake Basin
AgLifeNW Magazine, August issue, David Carman testifies on behalf of Klamath Basin Veteran Homesteaders for Field Hearing July 17, 2004
Herald and News October 20, 2004 Scrapbook
Winnie Heiney; Celebrating the Basinís pioneers, by Lee Juillerat, H&N 9/7/08
Homesteading in the (Tulelake) Basin, H&N 9/15/08. "Philip Krizo returned from war to farm 39 years in the Tule Lake Basin."
1932 WWI Tule Lake Homesteads, H&N, posted to KBC 1/26/12