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Mail Tribune 100

August 9, 1917


A total of 2,763 persons visited Crater Lake park during the month of July, according to the official records and this in spite of the fact that the lake was not accessible to the public until late in the month. Record-breaking travel is expected to the lake from now until the close of the season in September.

The number of those traveling in private cars was 2,292; those who reached the lake by stage transportation companies numbered 389, and those by walking and driving numbered 139.

There has been a heavy influx of tourists to the lake all this month so far, and Medford hotel men predict that this will increase daily. The hotel men say that so far the tourists travel to this city exceeds that of last summer. The work on the new trail down to the water's edge from the rim near the hotel is now well under way, and when completed will make it possible for all visitors, young and old, to get to the water.


Paul Janney is organizing a Medford branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which he hopes will be a source of interest and profit to youth, beneficially physically and intellectually.

Fourteen boys have so far enlisted and have returned from a two days' outing on upper Little Applegate. The march was made up and over Wagner gap, and two nights were spent at the camp, one of which was in military fashion, with guards and sentries. An enjoyable time is reported by all.

The following boys have enlisted: John Neff, Frederick Mears, Tom Anderson, Vincent Hunter, Orson McNeil, Dial Neff, Ashley Neff, Robert Brogg, Floyd Abbot, Stephen Wooden, Leonard Brown, George Stewart, Jesse Blackburn.