Steel relocates to Eugene, Oregon.
Steel’s proposal of a road inside of the Rim, extending from the
Lodge to Kerr Notch is officially abandoned by the Interior
Department. Steel continues to push for the road and tunnel
another 12 years.
The McNary Bill for the inclusion of the Diamond Lake area
within the boundaries of Crater Lake National Park passes the
Senate. The bill is expected to pass the House unopposed. It
does not pass.
A Delco lighting plant is installed next to the Lodge.
Parkhurst, Lodge operator, loses the Crater Lake franchise after
eight stormy years.
Nearly all Lodge employees quit because of poor working
Miss Hildegarde Hillman, granddaughter of John Wesley Hillman,
and John Hillman’s son, ride around the Lake on a “good road and
in a comfortable, motor driven vehicle.”
Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior and Steve Mather, NPS
Director, visit the Park.
Mrs. Agnes H. Burns, appointed the Park’s third Postmaster.
Seven inches of snow falls at Crater Lake Lodge.
“The Mail Tribune” reports that R.C. Maddock, boat tender at
Crater Lake and experienced mountain man, is lost for 11 days in
woods during a big storm.
Grading of Rim Road completed. Total cost of $400,000.
Zane Grey writes article in “Country Gentleman” outlining his
fishing experience at Crater Lake. Grey lamented the lack of
fight by the trout. He concluded the crater of an extinct
volcano was not a natural environment for fish.
“Fount of Aaron”, named by John Maben, because it apparently
flows from solid rock as did the spring of Biblical times.
A “Crater Lake Committee” appointed by Gov. Olcott details its
findings about Parkhurst’s operation of the Lodge. They say that
the guest rooms are not completely furnished. The lighting
system is inadequate, the outside fireplace is not properly
sheltered from the wind, and there is no garage. It is stated
that the Lodge is weatherproof and is generally in good repair,
but considerable money should be spent to improve the
interior. The committee reports that the hotel does not have
adequate pumping facilities and so has run short of water on
several occasions. Laundry facilities are 85 miles away in
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