Road paving begins on the Klamath Falls to Medford road.
Orson Stearns, first recorded white man to touch the waters of
Crater Lake dies in Ashland.
John D. Rockefeller visits the Park. Ray Wilbur, Secretary of
the Interior announces that the U.S. Government will spend $1
million paving the Rim Road around Crater Lake.
Willard Von Nome of the American Museum of Natural History
becomes alarmed when he learns that the government plans to
promote legislation to cut off the southwestern part of the Park
and allow the forests to be opened up to lumbermen. Steel claims
that the lower elevation forests create a fire danger and should
be excluded from the Park.
A bronze plaque is dedicated in memory of John Wesley
Hillman. Will Steel places the plaque on a large boulder near
Discovery Point. A heavy snowstorm which deposited more than a
foot of snow at the Rim, held down attendance, forcing the
ceremonies into the Lodge. Speakers included Will Steel and
Capt. O.C. Applegate. (The plaque is stolen in 1968 and is
mailed back to the Park by a police department on the Oregon
Betty Brenton, 15 years of age, claims to be the first woman to
swim from the Lake Trail to Wizard Island. (Reported by her
sister, who followed along in a row boat, Margaret Coats, 145
Mountain Circle Dr., Sumner, WA. 98390.
The “Eugene Register Guard” says, “If Hillman deserves a bronze
tablet, then Steel deserves a statue.”
The Park’s weather station is discontinued at Annie Spring. It
is reestablished at a Rim location in November of 1926 at an
elevation of 7,086 feet. During the next four years it remained
at the Rim, but for some unexplained reason several fairly
extended periods of data are missing.
For the first time in its history, Crater Lake entertained
guests from every state in the Union.
Annie Spring Bridge built, a 3 span timber structure, 78 feet
along. Also the upper end of the Crater Lake Highway receives a
heavy coat of shale to proved a solid base for future paving and
22,500 Silver Salmon are liberated in the Lake.
Season Visitation: 65,018 visitors.