William Frank Arant
William Arant was superintendent (1902-1913) of Crater Lake Active park operations began at Crater Lake National Park soon after passage of the establishing act on May 22, 1902. William F. Arant of Klamath Falls was appointed park superintendent on June 7 (he received official notification of his appointment on October 13, 1902).
He served as superintendent until July 1, 1913.
During those eleven years he wintered at his home in Klamath Falls, devoting attention to his private farming and stock raising interests.
|Crater Lake National Park headquarters at Annie Spring, c. 1908. William Arant, 1908, superintendent 1902-1913, is at left.Courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society / OrHi 87263|
- A biographical sketch of William Arant, Administrative History of Crater Lake NP
- Administration of Crater Lake National Park Under Superintendent William F. Arant: 1902-1916, Administrative History of Crater Lake NP
- Controversy Involving the Replacement of William F. Arant with William G. Steel as Superintendent of Crater Lake National Park: 1912-1913, Administrative History of Crater Lake NP
William Arant, 1910, Anna Creek Falls, NPSHPC – CRLA – B.B. Bakowski photo – HFC/91-21
- Old stories about W. F. Arant and Steel come back again and again for family – May 13, 2002 – Crater Lake News – Whenever Arant family members get together, even 100 years later, the subject of W.F. Arant, also known as William Franklin, and his tumultuous final months as Crater Lake National Park’s first superintendent come up.
- W.F. Arant – Crater Lake’s first superintendent -May 13, 2002 – Crater Lake News -Everyone who visits Crater Lake National Park and enters from the south entrance station has driven toward the lake and seen a sign alongside a bridge that, maps tell, crosses Goodbye Creek.
- Begins Suit to Get Job Back: Former National Park Official Asks Mandamus Against Secretary Lane -May 2, 1915 – Crater Lake News – William F. Arant, who claims to have been forcibly ousted from his position as superintendent of Crater Lake National park, Oregon, began mandamus proceedings last week in the District Supreme Court to compel Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to reinstate him.
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