Letter from the Acting Secretary of War, Transmitting [the] Report of Examination and Survey, with Maps and Plans of Survey, for Roads and Trails in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. CRATER LAKE, Jay J. Morrow.

Letter from the Acting Secretary of War, Transmitting [the] Report of Examination and Survey, with Maps and Plans of Survey, for Roads and Trails in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912.

First Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. House of Representative Document No. 328. 62nd Congress, second session. Stapled pamphlet, 16 pp, with 1 folding map (approx. 12 x 16 in., showing the location of the proposed roads and trails) and 1 folding plan (approx. 11 x 23 in., showing the proposed roads in profile). Includes brief account of the current state of transportation routes to and within the park, indicating that the park was still quite remote and difficult to access at this time, with only "crude and simple" roads and trails within its boundaries. This is followed by a detailed proposal for the construction of roads, with mile-by-mile cost estimates. Concludes with an assertion of the worthiness of the project, as "it is doubtful if any view existing in the world today is as impressive and at the same time as beautiful as the view of this lake from the rim." Number in colored pencil on front cover, minor shelfwear, else a fine copy. Uncommon, and very useful for study of the park's development.

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