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Mail Tribune 100, July 17, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago
July 17, 1921

Crater Lake, Ore., July 16.— The launch made the first trip around the lake today. It is a six-hour trip with lunch in Grotto Cove on the opposite side of the lake, a most beautiful spot. Those taking the trip and making the first entries in the Grotto Cove registry were: Gertrude H. Riordon, Gertrude P. Garety, of San Franscisco, Arthur W. Kelly, Portland, Ore., Fed A. Gates, Floyd A. Young, Florinne Brown, Mrs. Everts, all of Oakland, Cal., and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Rosenthal of San Francisco.

The lodge is full and overflowing every night. Beds have been put up in former woodsheds and in the office, and cots put wherever there is a place for them. The tent houses are being rushed as fast as possible and everything possible is being done to accommodate the extra guests. It is well to write or phone for reservations, however.

Airplane number 22 of the fire patrol service was forced to land about 15 miles northwest of Crater Lake this afternoon (Thursday) because of motor trouble, in the Pumice desert. Mr. Fisher was the pilot and Mr. Parsons the observer. The plane is a Eugene plane that was in Medford and was being taken back to Eugene by Mr. Fisher and Mr. Parsons who are stationed at Medford. They were drawn off the regular course by what appeared to be a fire just east of Crater Lake, but what proved to only resemble a forest fire smoke. The engine first missed when the plane was passing over Crater Lake and got rapidly worse, forcing a landing. The plane made a safe landing and neither pilot nor observer were hurt. Mr. Parson walked the 15 miles to the lodge.


The State Dairy and Food Commission has made the following sanitary report on the Crater Lake lodge inspected July 9th.

“This is a classy and artistic hotel. The management are prepared to furnish their patrons with every accommodation. The store room is filled with the very best of provisions.

“A herd of high grade Jersey cows have been brought in from the valley to furnish milk and cream for the guests.

“The meals are prepared and served by those who are artists in their profession. The dining room is large, light, airy and clean. The kitchen is furnished with the latest and most modern equipment.

“The kitchen, pantry, range, utensils, meat room, and cooling room are clean and well kept.

“This hotel is deserving of the patronage and support of every person in the state.”

“E. L. MELTON, L. S. LEACH, Inspectors.”

Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com