The lowest water level known was observed when it was measured a
foot below the level measured on September 15, 1901.
Experiencing little opposition, President Cleveland creates the
Cascade Range Forest Reserve, encompassing 4,883,588 acres; the
largest reserve in the nation.
During the Panic of 1893 Steel loses a great deal of money and
is forces to close his firm, Wilbur and Steel, a development
company in Portland.