Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - 1903


Party Leaving Medford, Steel Crater Lake Excursion - Kiser

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In 1903, a promotional excursion to Crater Lake was organized by Will G. Steel, who advocated for the newly designated national park there for years.

Here, on August 5, we see some of the group on Main Street in downtown Medford, beginning their adventure. Detail view 1 shows us the young boys who always seemed to show up for photos, as well as one of the expedition members who traveled by bicycle. Detail view 2 shows one of the wagons, with the bearded Joaquin Miller in the shadows.

Thanks to Ben Truwe, who informed me of the exact date, and pointed out the party was photographed facing away from Crater Lake (towards the west) for some reason.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0844
Photographer Fred Kiser
Location Crater Lake, Medford, Jackson County
Subject Group Portraits, Horses, Mules and Oxen, Town Views
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 3.2 x 9.4 inches
Photographer's Number No