Oregon’s Natural Curiosities: Some of Them to be Viewed and Reproduced Upon the Sensitive Plate
The Morning Oregonian
August 25, 1888
Yesterday’s overland California express carried a party of three young men bent upon an interesting mission. W. G. Steel, S. S. Nicholine and E. D. Dewert left for Josephine county, where they will explore the famous Josephine county caves and afterwards Crater Lake. These caves are labyrinthine in their internal structure and have never been fully explored. It is thought that investigators have penetrated to the distance of some three miles, though no accurate accurate measurements have been taken.
Mr. Dewert carries with him a complete photographic outfit, and in addition to exterior views will endeavor to reproduce scenes in the caves by the aid of a flash light. He will also take views while the party are at Crater Lake. Should the flash light prove successful, many interesting pictures may be looked for, as Mr. Dewert supplied himself with a large number of plates. The trip is expected to extend over some ten days.