Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 1, 1921
Oct. 1, 1921
BEST SEASON OF HISTORY CLOSED AT CRATER LAKE
Records Broken in Attendance — Public Statement Soon — All Employees Leave and Offices Closed — Headquarters in Portland.
The Crater Lake season for 1921 is now but a memory, for is officially closed last night at midnight The lodge closed up shop yesterday forenoon, and all officials and employees of the Crater Lake National Park company, and last guests, departed for Medford, leaving that beautiful and mysterious region in the tender hands of Alex Sparrow, superintendent of Crater National park and his force of employees who will continue improvement work at the park until deep snow drives them out. The Crater Lake port office is closed and the daily carrying service between Medford and the lake ceased yesterday.
R. W. Price, vice president of the company, and acting general manager, Manager Kamps of the lodge and Mr. Kiefhaber who has been acting as manager of the company’s Medford office left early Friday evening by auto for Portland, where the Crater Lake National Park company will establish its headquarters at once in an office at the Multnomah Hotel, finish up this season’s business and make plans for next season’s business. All the books and records of the company have been taken to Portland.
The past season, the first with the Crater Lake National Park company in charge, has been a wonderfully successful one — and breaks the record both in attendance and financial receipts. The attendance and financial figures are not yet obtainable, but Mr. Price before departing for Portland said that as soon as the books had been audited at the Portland office a public statement would be given out. So successful had been the season, he said, that there is no doubt that the Crater National Park company will exercise its option and take over the concessions from Alfred L. Parkhurst of Portland, which they operated this past season under an agreement with him and the national park service. This transaction with Mr. Parkhurst will probably take place next March, and the company has extensive improvements in view for next season.
The company has this season spent the $20,000 agreed upon with the national park service, he said, and will continue to make improvements each year.
— Alissa Corman; email@example.com