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Likely (formerly, South Fork) is a census-designated place in Modoc County, California. It is located near the South Fork of the Pit River 18 miles (29 km) south of the county seat of Alturas, at an elevation of 4,449 feet (1,356 m). Located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northwest of Likely Mountain, it is somewhat sheltered from prevailing southwesterly winds, and its microclimate is noticeably drier and less stormy than surrounding areas. The ZIP Code for the community is 96116. Likely has been noted for its unusual place name.
It was revealed by Klamath Falls Herald and News on May 12th, 2012 that Geneva Barlese (Hess) passed away in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Ms. Barlese was 91 years old and was born in Likely, CA. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Geneva's life.
The town was initially known as South Fork, named after the South Fork of the Pit River, and was renamed at the insistence of the United States Post Office, which insisted at that time that Post Offices could only have one-word names. The Likely Peat Moss Company claimed that Likely was the Peat Moss capital of the United States until 1987, when Likely first lost the services of Southern Pacific Railroad , because shipping by rail was much less expensive than by truck. The company's largest clients insisted upon shipping by rail, and when they discovered that the reason why their train cars, loaded with Peat, never arrived was that they were still sitting on the siding in Likely, and that Southern Pacific had no intention of picking them up, they understandably took their business elsewhere. One of the last of the American Indian Wars was fought at Infernal Caverns, a short distance from Likely. Likely is a small unincorporated area community in Modoc County, California County, California, United States, located 20 miles south of the county seat of Alturas, California Located 6 miles north-northwest of Likely Mountain, it is somewhat sheltered from prevailing southwesterly winds, and its microclimate is noticeably dryer and less stormy than surrounding areas.
Likely now occupies what was originally an Achomawi (Pit River) village known as Hamawe.
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