Smith Brothers 1947

June 16
Jewel E. Finley is appointed as the Park’s eighth postmaster.

May or June
The Watchman Fire Lookout is badly vandalized. The windows are broken out and the equipment is smashed with clubs.

July 4
A Park visitor, Mr. Cornelius suddenly hands his startled wife his billfold and watch as he sits down on a snow chute near the old Lake Trail, and slides to the Lake attemptingsuicide. Since the fall only broke his leg, Cornelius crawls to the water’s edge and drowns himself.

A stream survey of Sun Creek locates 3,000 bull trout. By 1989 the number had dropped to 130.

Earthquake recorded eleven kilometers from the Lake. (Magnitude not recorded.)

Season Visitation: 289,681

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