Regular mail service is established between Fort Klamath and the
Construction begins on the first permanent house for the
superintendent at Annie Springs. Torn down about 1935.
$600 appropriated to begin construction of the Rim Camp Trail to
the water. The Superintendent felt the informal one down to
Eagle Cove, with cable handrails, was just too dangerous.
Harry Pelts and three other men claim to be the first men to
drive a car from Klamath Falls to the rim of Crater Lake with a
running time of 6 hours.
Albert C. Allen of Medford drives a, seven horse power, single
cylinder Olds Curved Dash Runabout, with one seat, steered with
a tiller, and powered by a chain drive into the Park. Allen’s
car is pulled part way by two mules. “When we high-centered
again, with the car nearly tipping over on the badly sliding
raid, I quit. It was bust for me. But I had driven quite a
distance inside the boarders of the park. I was the first one to
drive an automobile inside Crater Lake Park. However, I had
driven the first car into the park and the second on up on the
rim. After that I made the trip often, but few others cared to
attempt the heavy grade to the rim with its three switchback and
where large cars had to back and fill to get around some of the
sharp curves. Soon after this I mentioned to Bill Hodson, owner
of the first garage in Medford, that I intended to drive my new
Thom. right up on Crater Lake rim on a certain day. This gave
Bill an idea for some advertising, so he sent one of his Buicks
up on the rim just the day before I drove my Thomas there.” But
Allen does become the first person to take a motion picture of
W.E. Hodson claims to have driven the first car to the park,
pulled part way by horses. J.O. Shively claims to be the first
Season Visitation: 1,800 est.