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Mail Tribune 100, April 8, 1922

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

April 8, 1922


The outlook now is that Alfred L. Parkurst and his son, Asa L. Parkhurst, of Portland, will operate the Crater Lake lodge and other Crater Lake concessions this year, as the Crater Lake company, which ran the concessions last year, and Mr. Parkhurst have failed to come to terms, and Parkhurst is making all preparations to operate the coming season.

The option of purchase held by the Crater Lake company, composed of Portland and Medford men, who operated the concessions last year by lease from Mr. Parkhurst, has expired and the lease has not been renewed. The company which held this option to purchase for $80,000, in recent negotiations offered Parkhurst $25,000 for the property, which sum he refused. In return they raised their bid to $30,000, and he reduced his price to $60,000, which he says is his lowest figure. It is said he does not believe the company will accept this offer.

According to Mr. Parkhurst’s plans as reports reached here, the Crater Lake lodge will be opened July 1st, or as soon as the snow clears away from the park. It will be operated on the American plan, the rates of which have not been established yet.

It is also understood that Parkhurst will soon leave Portland for California to procure a manager and help for the hotel, and that he will operate 10 and 7 passenger cars and one baggage truck daily between Medford and Crater Lake, and will farm out the transportation business between Klamath Falls and Crater Lake.


The public market in general of this morning was the poorest in ten years, according to Superintendent Runyard, owing to the weather. There were no old or new vegetables because it is between seasons and the market had its lightest stock of meat for weeks. Plenty of early vegetable plants were on sale, however.


A number of Medford business houses have started in earnest on the “Paint and Clean Up Week” campaign. Among those having the fronts of their establishments painted and renovated are the Medford Sheet Metal Works, the Pantorium, Rialto theatre and Medford Vulcanizing Works.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com