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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 4, 1919

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Aug. 4, 1919

TRAVEL TO CRATER LAKE PROMISES TO BREAK THE RECORD

The Crater Lake tourist season continues to break all records and if the present ratio of gain over the attendance of other years keeps up it is estimated that the total attendance of visitors at the lake this season will number at least 20,000. Last month 6,923 persons visited the lake, which is 1,364 more than were attracted to this great nature wonder in July last year, which was the banner July record in attendance.

The following tabulated statement taken form the official records and furnished by Will G. Steel shows the Crater Lake travel ending July 31 for the past three years:

1917 — 530 automobiles and 2,411 visitors.

1918 — 893 automobiles and 4,568 visitors.

1919 — 1,914 automobiles and 6,932 visitors.

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY

August 4, 1909. From the Mail Tribune.

The jury in the case of the City of Medford vs. Mike Hanley, Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock awarded Hanley damages in the sum of $600 for right of way for the gravity pipe line across his Butte Creek farm.

MEDFORD PLANE IS BUSY. LEAVES THE VALLEY THURSDAY

The return home yesterday of Old Sturdy, this city’s “very own” airplane, in which all Medford takes an affectionate interest was generally welcomed, and the old boat worked hard from morning until dark making flights with passengers. The familiar sight of the plane sailing over the city never grows tiresome and citizens watched its every movement. The flying late yesterday afternoon and last night seemed to be at a higher altitude than usual.

The last chance to ride in the Old Sturdy for some weeks to come will be on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., as the plane will not fly Tuesday when it will be given a rest and general overhauling. On Thursday the plane will be taken to Yreka for two days of passenger carrying flights there, and then will go to Klamath Falls for an indefinite stay and will operate there during the Elks’ state convention.

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