Buck Evans, NPS 1929 - 1971, retires after serving 9 years as
Chief Ranger at Crater lake, and 20 years at Yosemite. Buck has
spent his last 5 years at Crater Lake serving as
an Administrative Assistant.
Park Commissioner title changes to “U.S. Magistrate.”
Nick Carlino of Grants Pass, Oregon disappears while snow
shoeing along the Rim, just west of Rim Village. When his German
Shepherd returned to the Cafeteria Building alone, Nick’s wife
instituted a search. Calino’s snowshoe tracks were traced to the
Crater’s edge where they abruptly disappeared, giving the
impression that Carlino had been carried over the edge on top of
an avalanche when the cornice broke loose.
Nick Carlino’s body found in approximately five feet of water,
encased in ice, near the base of the fatal avalanche.
Major extension begins on the Cafeteria Building, doubling the
The Rim Road is turned into a one-way circle drive, beginning at
the Rim Village Junction.
Park officials feel that considering the Park’s narrow and
dangerous roads and with the size of motor homes becoming
increasingly bigger, drivers would be much safer all driving the
Sen. N. Sinnott’s daughter visits the Park
A large concentration of California Tortoise Shell butterflies
are observed slowly fluttering their way through the east side
of the Park.
All remaining historic log Boundary Patrol Cabins are razed by
bulldozer in preparation of the Park’s backcountry being
considered for Wilderness classification.
Wooden Annie Spring garage torn down.
John Wesley Hillman’s great-grandson visits the Park and takes a
Four and a half acre fire, two miles south Annie Spring.
Lodge Rim Tour bus totaled in accident behind Llao Rock after
the driver, Bill Ellhart, blacks out because of a sudden
pinching of a neck nerve as he turned to answer a question from
his passenger and smashes into a rock road cut, with the bus
sliding for 170 feet. Elhart is sent to the hospital with a
broken back, four broken ribs, a broken nose and numerous cuts
and bruises. Bill’s two elderly passengers sustain only bruises.
Ranger patrol boat sinks at Cleetwood Cove following a small
wind storm. The boat is refloated the next day.
An employee car with four Lodge employees on board, rolls three
times at North Junction. All four are transported by ambulance
to Klamath Falls.
The “Rudy Wilson” Lake tour boat is officially added to the
growing Crater Lake navy, replacing the venerable and 50
year-old “Sparrow”. The Sparrow is burned on the Island, with
the name plate presented to the daughter of former
Superintendent Sparrow, who lives near Applegate, Oregon.
Armed robbery occurs at the Lodge. A 22 year-old man robs a Park
visitor, at gun point in a Lodge restroom. The robber gets away
with about $38.
Season Visitation: 557,958