The Oregon Legislature cedes exclusive jurisdiction over to the
Alfred Parkhurst, concessioner, states that there are nine rooms
on the second floor and nine rooms on the third floor of the
Lodge that are supplied with hot and cold water. These rooms
will be extra well furnished and are worthy of an extra charge
of 50 cents a day. Parkhurst would like to charge 25 cents a day
for heating stoves and an extra 50 cents for baths.
Crater Lake discovery party member, John W. Hillman, dies in
Hope Villa, Louisiana.
Park entrance fees increased to $2. The Park had planned on
$5.00 but decided to reduce the fee. $5.00 for a season entrance
In a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, Superintendent
Will Steel suggests that he be allowed to transfer $867.50 from
the Lake Trail building account and $100 from the fish food
account, and that the Interior Department add $1,500 so that a
new $2,097 telephone line could be built from Klamath Falls to
Prospect, connecting to Park Headquarters, the Lodge, the
Watchman Fire Lookout, the Pinnacles entrance and a ranger’s
station on Cloud Cap. (The Interior Department could not spend
money outside the Park, so a permit was granted to Klamath
Telephone & Telegraph Co. to build an eight mile line through
the Park. In exchange for the allowing the line, the Telephone
Company agreed to give the Park 100 days of free message time.)
An article in the Saturday Evening Post state that golf links
are proposed for the area east of the Lodge and that cottages
will take the place of tend houses at the Rim.
Camp Arant officially changed by the Interior Department to Anna
The new Crater Lake Lodge formally opens in honor of Governor Withycombe and the first meals are served. Governor’s Bay on
Wizard Island named by Steel in honor of the Governor. The
opening date was planned to coincide with the San Francisco
Famous visitors during the month include, Mrs. John Philip
Sousa, Mrs. Mary Lea, one of the world’s richest women. (worth
$40 million) and Stephen Mather, director of the National Park
Service. Mather reports that the roads are crude and that the
concessions are poor.
William Jennings Bryan and party visit the Park. Bryan announces
support of Steel’s road project to be built inside the crater
wall from the Lodge to Kerr Notch. Bryan promises to use his
influence in Congress. Steel also recommends the building of a
powered elevator from the Lodge to the lakeshore.
Gilbert H. Grosvenor, National Geographic Editor, visits the
Truman Cook, age 22, of Portland, Oregon arrives at Crater Lake
to work for the Lodge Company. He reports that the only motor
boat on the lake was a 16 foot boat with a 3 hp inboard
motor. The boat was stored in the boat house on Wizard Island
and was operated by the 16 year old son of the concession
manager during the season. In the boat house was a half
completed 36 foot boat. With the help of a house carpenter,
Truman completes the boat. The 300 pound engine is skidded down
from the Rim and installed on Wizard Island. When launched, the
boat becomes the second motorized boat on the Lake and the first
boat capable of carrying 20 passengers.
Sewer system installed at Park Headquarters. Ranger cabin built
at the Ft. Klamath entrance. New Medford road constructed. East
Entrance Ranger Cabin constructed for $993.50. Rim Road to Sun
A telephone line connecting Medford and Crater Lake is
completed, according to Park Superintendent Will G. Steel.
Season Visitation: 11,371 visitors.