Crater Lake National Park Centennial Oral Histories
Barbara (La Prarie) Stone
I worked at Crater Lake the summer of 1941. I was a part time cashier and waitress at the cafeteria. We all wore smocks when we were working. One thing I will never forget is a gentleman who came through the line and I was taking his money. His comment was: “I think it is so nice that they let you girls work here while you are waiting”. (Because we were wearing smocks) I quickly had my mother make me some fitted smocks!!!
Another memory is the fact that we (the employees) could not ride in cars. When my parents came up to see me, they would drive and I had to walk to wherever we were going. Of course, it was always within the park.