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Mail Tribune 100, May 25, 1922

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

May 25, 1922


Preparations are now going on for the establishment of a summer resort at Diamond Lake in time for the opening of the season late in June, or simultaneous with the opening of the Crater Lake season, July 1st. Medford and Jackson County men are back of this venture.

Recently the government granted Georg L. Howard, deputy sheriff, a fifteen years concession to establish and maintain business enterprises at Diamond Lake in connection with this project, and a company known as the Diamond Lake Improvement company has been organized with a capital stock of $25,000 to take over Mr. Howard’s concession and establish and maintain a pleasure resort, hotel, and the like. The incorporators of the company are George L. Howard, P. B. Harrison, J. W. Wakefield, E. F. Robinson and Fred Wahl. Of the capital stock, already $20,000 has been subscribed.

Because of limited time the company can only provide partial equipment for the resort this year, but when the season opens will have a general store, eight tent houses and 12 boats in operation, and outing, gasoline and auto accessories on sale, and will be prepared to serve meals to all visitors. By the opening of the 1923 season, however, the company plans to have an ample hotel and other features of an alluring summer resort ready.


Plans for Prosperity Week are progressing as rapidly as possible and within a few days announcements will be made as to the details of the program for each day.

Prominent men are being solicited to be present on the days when the irrigation development, that has taken place, will receive its recognition, as well as on the opening day of the Brownlee mill, the largest one in the Rogue River valley.

Although some of the committees of the Retail Merchants Bureau have completed their work of soliciting funds for the expenses that will necessarily be incurred, there are still several committees who have not finished in their territory assigned to them. Until all report it will be impossible for the general committee to complete final arrangements as they will not be in position to know the extent which their activities will cover.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com