Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Object of the Week: Snowshoes

Local folklore speculates that Ranger M. L. Edwards was the first documented person to spend the winter at Crater Lake National Park. "Eleven Feet of Snow at Crater," published in the Mail Tribune on February 5, 1916, described how Edwards spent a "lonesome" winter there, leaving only a handful of times. He may have used these snowshoes for his few trips out to Fort Klamath. Can you imagine a winter with only snowshoes for transportation?!

Snowshoes, 1915-1920
Wood, leather, metal

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