Crater Lake National Park Centennial Oral Histories
Art and Bidge Altoefee, 1950’s
I have very fond memories of Crater Lake, as I was raised at Fort Klamath. When my Mother and Father were young back in the 1920’s and they skied to the Lake and stayed at the Lodge skiing in through the upstairs windows. John Mabon was the caretaker. On a cloudy day he would take them down to the water’s edge right behind the lodge.
I worked for Crater Lake in Medford during my college summers as a payroll clerk. I came home for a Fort Klamath Street Dance and I met Art in front of the Old Fort Tavern. He came out from Bangor, Pennsylvania to work at the Park. We were married in 1955.