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Mail Tribune 100, June 27, 1921

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

June 27, 1921


The near approach of the opening of the Crater Lake season, July 1st, is shown that despite having been warned to keep away until that date because of the still prevailing snow conditions, people are arriving daily from both north and south to visit the great scenic wonder. There will be no hotel accommodations at the lake until July 1. However, conditions now point to many people being there at that time.

Four auto tourist parties from California alone left the city auto camp ground this morning for the lake, taking their own bedding and food along, and not caring how much they would have to rough it in the snow...

The snow situation at Crater National Park is still somewhat discouraging, and it now seems that on July 1, visitors can not get any further by auto than within a mile of half mile of the lake, and will have to foot it that distance. Autos can now reach only one mile beyond Anna Spring camp, and from this point it is four miles to the lodge and lake rim.

H. H. Long, secretary to Alex Sparrow, superintendent of Crater National Park, arrived here Sunday from park headquarters, where he has been since June 14, and reports that there are still some snow drifts 10 feet deep between Anna Spring camp and the lodge.

Manager Tengwald and the large party of Crater Lake company employees who were scheduled to leave the city this morning for the lake to open up the hotel, had to postpone their start until tomorrow morning, as Superintendent Sparrow and his men were too busy today at important road work to spare the teams to assist in transporting the party and their baggage from Anna Spring camp to the hotel.


Arrangements are complete for the Y. M. C. A. hike to camp Tuesday morning.

Though the camp site is on Rogue river, the waters of the Rogue are found too cold and treacherous for swimming at this season and in consequence Butte creek will be used for swimming. There are many good holes and the water is easily 80 degrees on these warm afternoons so that the boys are assured of excellent swimming.

Present indications are that there will be delegations of boys from Central Point, Lone Pine, Oak Grove, Griffin Creek, Talent, Phoenix, as well as Medford.

... Semi-military regulations will be observed, from reveille to taps. “Colors” will be observed twice a day with due ceremony.

The start will be made from Medford city park at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and the return will be Thursday afternoon.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com