Superintendent Richard Nelson dies of a stroke in a Medford
hospital after collapsing in the lobby of the Headquarters
Leonard Volz, (Mr. Clean), enters on duty as Park
Bill Elhart of Ashland, begins six years of driving bus for
Crater Lake Lodge. (65 - 71) During his six summers at Crater
Lake, Bill drove 1,080 Rim tours in the Company’s 15 passenger
stretch Pontiac limo. Driving daily round trips to Ashland, Bill
racked up 136,080 miles.
A seven year old boy wanders away from the family campsite at
Lost Creek Campground. 60 men spend the rainy night looking for
the boy. He is rescued the follow morning from a thicket of
pines where the boy had crawled, after first chasing out a
bedded down deer.
Sewer construction begun on a $40,000 trunk line connecting Rim
Village with the ponds in Munson Valley.
Sewer lagoons constructed behind Steel Circle.
Twelve year old son of Naturalist Ranger Ed Paine, nearly hangs
himself after he slips on a Sleepy Hollow boulder with a rope
tied around his neck. Quick thinking by other children
instituted a rescue by the boy’s mother who administered
mouth-to-mouth. Mrs. Paine had seen a demonstration earlier on a
children’s TV program. The boy was unconscious for 12
hours. Young Paine graduated from college as a Merit Scholar and
is now a practicing lawyer
Season Visitation: 480,478