Andirons built for the new Administration Building Fireplace
from old rock drill bits used during the Rim Drive construction
W.D. Smith and C.R. Swartzlow cast doubt on the idea that Crater
Lake was formed by engulfment. On the basis of evidence offered
by new exposure, they maintain that Diller had been misled
concerning the volume of coarse objects around the Rim. In their
opinion, there seemed to be ample fragmental explosions. They
claimed that much of the shattered top of the volcano was blown
far beyond the confines of the Park and are concealed beneath
the mantle of pumice, and that much has been removed by erosion,
and it appeared to them that the shape of the colder was
indicative of explosion.
A $350,000 contract awarded for the building of a 1.1 mile
section of the Dutton Cliff Road. The job required three years
to complete with two shifts of 30 men, each working from July
through October. Mr. Bernard Zouicki laid the “dry wall” to
heights of 150 feet. The hanging of the road on Dutton Cliff is
one of the toughest construction jobs attempted in the
The Park now has seven seasonal houses, with two rooms, and
eight employee stone cottages with two bedrooms. The remainder
of the employees live in tents.
First bird banding in the Park is done by Seasonal Naturalist
Quaintance. 16 Clark’s Nutcrackers are banded with aluminum
250,000 Silver Salmon and 250,000 Steelhead are liberated in the
The new Headquarters building is finished and occupied.
Mrs. Mabel Hedgepeth of Prospect becomes the first woman to ski
around the Rim. Her husband works as a heavy equipment operator
in the Park.
Rangers apprehend the driver of a stolen car.
Company number 544, CCC, moves to the Park to start road
Rescue of person off ledge, halfway to the Lake.
Fatal fall from below Sinnott Memorial Overlook.
A $5 fine is imposed on a local man for taking a nap at Crater
Lake while being intoxicated.
Rescue of a boy who climbed down a pumice slide near the
Watchman and swam to Wizard Island. The boy was too cold for a
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