Sometime during the early 1950’s future Supreme Court Judge,
Sandra Day O’Connor visits Crater Lake during the winter. Photos
are taken of her playing in the snow with her college roommate.
Quilwart Pond named by Park Naturalist George Ruhle. He weighed
the possibility of using the name I Saetes, the scientific name
of the Quilwart, but what with its Greek origin, settled on the
simple name of “Quilwart”. The small lake was formerly known as
“Lost Pond” to the handful of people who had visited the pond in
previous years. Apparently fingerling fish had been planted in
the pond in the early 1930’s but large numbers of Pelicans soon
A female bear spotted with four cubs.
Superintendent reports that 2,540 acres are soon to be added to
the Oregon Caves National Monument in order to preserve hundreds
of magnificent Ancient Port Orford Cedars. Opposition by loggers
defeated the plan and the area was soon clear cut. The Monument
is now a 500 acre island of Old Growth Forest.
Over $1,000 taken from three vehicles. The suspects are
apprehended in Hot Springs, New Mexico.
The Lake level is now 11.1 feet above the October 1, 1942 Lake
The Farmers band 36 Clark’s Nutcrackers.
$30,000 spent in adding rooms to the Sleepy Hollow Cabins. Eight
are rebuilt and winterized, and four are remodeled. Jim Kilburn,
Park Electrician, completely rewires all of the houses.
The South and West entrance stations are combined at Annie
Large concentrations of California Tortoise Shell butterflies
are seen fluttering past Mt. Scott. The first detailed study of
Sphagnum Bog are begun.
The Park ranger staff manage to head off a proposed parachute
jump into the Lake.
Regional Architect, Charles Lundgren notes in his Lodge report
that the building is sagging. Dry rot is weakening support
beams. The Chinese quarters above the kitchen are in poor
condition. The garbage cans near the kitchen should be fenced
Lodge Manager Price is not allowed to return to work because of
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