Medford, Oregon (September 22, 2021)—Todd Kepple of the Klamath County Museum presents the Windows in Time lecture “The Amazing Journey of Leonard Case and the Execution of Captain Jack” on Wednesday, October 6 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture; registration is required. 

For nearly 150 years, historians have been studying the Modoc Indian War, which occurred in the Klamath Basin in 1872-73. Only recently was it learned that a millionaire living in Cleveland, Ohio, traveled halfway across the country to witness the execution of four Modoc warriors at the conclusion of the war.  

Factors that led millionaire Leonard Case to travel by train, stagecoach and carriage to Fort Klamath will be examined in this program on the execution of Captain Jack.  

Case kept a journal of his journey, including key details of the days and hours leading up to the hanging of the Modoc leader Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, and three other warriors.  

Todd Kepple has been manager of the Klamath County Museum for the past 16 years. He has served for seven years on the Oregon Heritage Commission.  

Program registration can be found A recording of the program will later be made available on the Jackson County Library Services YouTube channel; subscribe at

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians, and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or