Ranger’s uniform torn by a bear while attempting to chase it way
warm the Rim Parking lot.
Hans W. Thielsen, great grandson of Hans Thielsen for whom the
mountain was named, visits the Park.
Oregon Congressman Charles Porter introduces a bill in Congress
that will enlarge the Oregon Caves National Monument to 2,910
acres, up from the present size of 480 acres. Opposition by the
Forest Service and logging interests defeated the proposed
addition. The area in now a large clear-cut.
Richard M. Brown, John Wirty and Warren Fairbanks take core
samples from the “Old Man of the Lake” and determine that the
old floating log was 273 years old when it slid upright into the
Rescue of a boy 350 feet above the Lake.
Boletus frustosus is collected by Jim Trappe, research forester,
on the summit of Union Peak. This is the highest elevation that
the plant has been reported for their range.
New service station and employee dorm (located at the edge of
Steel Circle) open for business.
The Old Standard Oil Log Service Station, across the road from
Park Headquarters and the new station, is torn down.
Park visitor’s small trout is grabbed by a Bald Eagle as he
fisherman tries to beach the fish. The eagle swallows both the
fish and the hook. The Park Ranger, on duty on the boats,
catches the eagle and removes the hook.
Construction begins on the new Cleetwood Lake Trail. The new
location was selected because of its lower elevation, and
southern exposure allowing an earlier opening of the trail each
year by several weeks. The old Lake Trail had a northern
exposure, was 50% longer and was subject to increased erosion
and land slides
Steel Circle housing area constructed. Buildings #17 and #227
A new Annie Springs entrance station is built, including a
separate office building and comfort station.
A new weighing type of recording rain gauge is installed at Park
Headquarters. The gauge had to be modified to meet the specific
weather conditions existing at Crater Lake.
Maximum Lake level reached at 6179.6 feet above sea
level. Second highest recorded level since Normally the Lake
averaged elevations 10 feet lower, at 6170 feet.
A proposal that rock shed be built on Dutton Cliff is presented.
U.S. Representative from Oregon, Charles Porter of Eugene visits
Crater Lake and proposes that the Government build a cable car
from Rim Village to the boat landing. When public out cry points
out the visual damage that a tram tower would cause, Porter
proposes an elevator. The man soon loses his seat and retires.
Season Visitation: 333,853