20 A. Superintendents: 1902-1916

Crater Lake National Park: Administrative History by Harlan D. Unrau and Stephen Mark, 1987

 

CHAPTER FIVE: General Administrative Considerations for Crater Lake National Park: 1902-1916

A. SUPERINTENDENTS OF CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: 1902-1916

During the period 1902-16 Crater Lake National Park had two superintendents who were in immediate charge of park operations, development, and planning. These two men left an indelible imprint on the early growth and development of the park as a result of their ideas, policies, and initiatives. The two men were William F. Arant (June 7, 1902-July 1, 1913) and William G. Steel (July 1, 1913-November 20, 1916), the aforementioned “Father of Crater Lake National Park.” [1]