Synopses & Reviews
For more than half a million years, volcano Mount Mazama towered over southern Oregon. From time to time, it erupted, spreading pumice, ash, and cinders for miles around. Then, approximately 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted with such force that the volcano could no longer support itself and it collapsed, leaving a large caldera. Eventually, the volcanic action subsided and all was calm. Over the next centuries, water and snow accumulated in the caldera. In 1902, Crater Lake became a national park.
About the Author
Historian and author Margaret LaPlante has given us a chance to step back in time and experience Crater Lake from the 1850s to the 1950s. All of the historic images in the book appear courtesy of the Crater Lake National Park Museum and Archive Collections. LaPlante previously authored two Oregon books, Jacksonville and Eagle Point, in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.