A ten year development plan is presented t the NPS by the
Smiths. The concessioner have found that their volume has
increased since taking over, with profits and use of the Lodge
showing gains each summer.
Present Goodbye Creek Bridge is completed. Traffic had been
routed above the creek on a small wooden bridge. Construction
begins on Mazama Campground (Loops A, B, C, and D). A major
addition of a dining room and a winter warming area is added to
the Rim Cafeteria. The bridge is rebuilt during the early
Photographer falls to his death while attempting to photograph
the Phantom Ship at Sun Notch.
Mission: 66 instituted. Mission: 66 was a national, ten year
program to update National Park facilities. Crater Lake would
never be the same again. Roads were rebuilt, permanent housing
added and new life was added to older, historic buildings.
90 degree temperature measured at Headquarters. One of the
hottest days on record.
The old two-bedroom log cabin, located near Highway 62 in the
old Annie Spring Campground, was burned to the ground. The logs
were so punky, a screwdriver could be shoved through the logs.
The first authorized use of scuba gear on the Lake and at Wizard
Seasonal Ranger, Joe Meeker, marries Marlene Randall in the
lobby of the Headquarters building. When the Episcopal priest
asked how long the ceremony would last, Meeker replied, “Depends
on how hot the fire is in the fireplace.”
Season Visitation: 359.840