“Information Building” or (I.B.) changes name to “Exhibit
Building” or (E.B.). The building will be come the “Visitor
Center” 20 years later.
David Morris, future superintendent of Crater Lake National Park
begins his NPS career as a seasonal fire guard. Lived in the
Ranger Dorm, which is now the Steel Center. (See: October, 16,
A small roof fire breaks out in early morning. Little damage.
The new 1.1 mile Cleetwood Cove Trail opens. Thus begins years
of stabilizing projects attempting to keep the trail from
eroding into Crater Lake.
John Towne, Lodge employee, swims 5 3/4 miles across the Lake,
to within 1/2 mile of the Cleetwood boat dock. The can of grease
was lost so the Lake was swum grease-less and Towne became too
cold and had to be pulled from the water.
Some time during the 1960’s
While dumping garbage at the Park’s garbage dump, the truck
driver would take his girlfriend along so they could walk around
the pit area and observe the many bear that were feasting on the
garbage. Glenn Happell, Lodge manager, secretly tied a fish
underneath the truck. While the couple was out of the truck
taking their walk, so many bears gathered around the garbage
truck, the driver was prevented from getting back to his truck.
Sleepy Hollow quarters #42 is extensively damaged as the result
of two large Hemlock trees blown down during the Columbus Day
wind storm. Many trees were blown down in the Park and across
the state. This storm is remembered as one of Oregon’s greatest
Larry Ralph Peyton, the 19 year-old son of Ralph & Kathryn
Peyton, Crater Lake Lodge owners, is found stabbed to
his car which was parked at Forest Park in Portland. Peyton had
been stabbed 23 times. The interior of the car showed evidence
of “a terrific struggle”. Missing and presumed kidnapped or
slain was Peyton’s girlfriend, Beverly Ann Allen, also 19, from
Washington State. Peyton and Allen had met the previous summer
while employed at Crater Lake Lodge. Miss Allen had been
visiting the Peytons during the Thanksgiving weekend. The two
college students had left for an evening drive following dinner.
Allen’s body was discovered nearly two months later lying in
roadside brush, alongside a highway, west of Portland. (The
murders were eventually solved 10 or so years later, but not
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