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Property Keyed to Merrill
City of Klamath Falls v. Bell
Citation:490 P.2d 515 (Or. Ct. App. 1971)
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In 1925, a corporation conveyed land to the city of Klamath Falls as a gift for a city library. The deed provided that the city should hold the land “so long as” it used the land for a library. The city closed the library in 1969 when the books were moved to another library. The city then filed suit to determine who owned the property. The defendants were all heirs of Schallock and Daggett. The following defendants, Constance Bell, Caroline Crapo, and Paul Crapo all conveyed their interests in the real property to the defendant Marijane Flitcraft.
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