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Crater Lake: The Campaign to Establish a National Park in Oregon by Steve Mark, Crater Lake National Park Historian


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1. Harlan Unrau, Administrative History, Crater Lake National Park. Oregon, Vol. 1 (Denver: USDI-NPS, 1988), pp. 27-30.

2. “Surveying Boats,” The Portland News, 28 June 1886.

3. J.S. Diller, The Geology of Crater Lake National Park, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper No. 3 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1902), pp. 47-48.

4. Unrau, Pp. 36-38

5. Gerald W. Williams, “John B. Waldo and William G. Steel: Forest Reserve Advocates for the Cascade Range of Oregon,” in Harold K. Steen, ed., Origins of the National Forests (Durham, N.C.: Forest History Society, 1992), pp. 314-315.

6. Jeff LaLande, “A Wilderness Journey with Judge John B. Waldo, Oregon’s First Preservationist,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 90:2 (Summer 1989), pp. 117-166.

7. Unrau, pp. 46-53.

8. Williams, pp. 321-327.

9. Stephen R. Mark, “Seventeen Years to Success: John Muir, William Gladstone Steel, and the Creation of Yosemite and Crater Lake National Parks,” Mazama 72:13 (1990), p. 10; see also articles in Mazama1:2 (October 1897), pp. 139-238.

10. Diller, p. 5.

12. Mark, pp. 11-12; Unrau, pp. 98-111.

This article first appeared in Southern Oregon Heritage Today, January 2001, Vol. 3 No. 1, published by the Southern Oregon Historical Society.