A vigorous protest from the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce was
sent to Congress opposing the inclusion of Diamond Lake into the
boundaries of Crater Lake National Park. “The area is now
devoted to grazing purposes and for pleasure purposes and its
incorporation would be a tremendous loss to Douglas County and
to the people who hunt and fish without restriction...”
The Crater Lake Betterment Committee raises $20,000 for park
improvement in exchange for options to buy the park concession
Regular mail service established between Medford and the Park.
Standard Oil begins gasoline service in the Park. They spend
$51,000 advertising the service in 256 daily newspapers.
The Lake launch, The Sparrow, is assembled from parts carried
down the Old Lodge Trail. Named for Park Superintendent,
Sparrow, the boat was burned on Wizard Island in 1971.
Construction of the Fred Kiser studio begins, over the
objections of Superintendent Sparrow and other NPS officials.
The little building is now the Park’s Visitor Center. During the
1920’s families employed by the Kiser Studio, lived in the top
story apartment above the studio and used a kitchen on the first
floor. At times, Rim Rangers and their families also shared
quarters above the Studio.
Senator McNary again introduces legislation for the extension of
Crater Lake National Park to include the Diamond Lake area. Some
groups are pushing for the inclusion of the Union Creek area as
Air service to the Park is proposed. Edward High of Ashland is
negotiating for an airplane with which he expects to establish
air service to the Park every two hours.
Violin selections are played at the Lodge in the evenings with
the Great Hall beautifully decorated with greens. Will Steel
gives evening talks at the Lodge.
Mrs. Vera A Norric is appointed the Park’s fourth Postmaster.
George Collins, Secretary of the Park Company drives the first
car ever, a Peerless, 14 miles from Crater Lake to Diamond Lake,
breaking down all obstacles in his path and crashing through a
huge log blocking the course.
Mazama Club outing party is held up by two bandits on the
Diamond Lake road. Posse is organized to capture the culprits.
200 men start work on the forest road into the Oregon Caves.
Outside fireplace dedicated by Mather, Secretary Fall, Olmsted
and Southern Pacific President McCormick. Fire burns so hot in
the new fireplace that the Lodge’s roof is set on fire.
The Mail Tribune reports an “impossible” feat is
accomplished. An automobile is driven over the wagon road from
Crater Lake to Diamond Lake. A dusty distance of about 20 miles.
A photo of Will Steel is hung over the mail box in the
an electric light is placed over the picture.
record auto run to Crater Lake from Medford of 3 hours and 20
minutes. “This record will stand for years.”
The Crater Lake National Park Company, with Mr. Eric V. Hauser
of Portland as President, is organized. Mr. R.W. Price, manager,
invests more than $20,000 in improvements. Mr. Price became
manager of the Lodge after it went broke under Mr. Parkhurst’s
ownership. The new manager had slowly acquired control of the
company’ stock. The new company needs $60,000 for construction
of the new wing, $20,000 for repairs, and $40,000 to buy
Man dies in fall near Lake Trail.
Season Visitation: 28,617