Klamath Falls in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Stephen Tyng Mather
— July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather 🏞️ series list.
Location. 42° 54.642′ N, 122° 8.51′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker can be reached from Muson Valley Road, 7 miles north of Oregon Route 62. Marker is located inside the grounds of Crater Lake National Park. It is built into a rock pedestal, overlooking Crater Lake, near the historic Crater Lake Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crater Lake OR 97604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. After the Collapse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Before the Collapse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glacial Valleys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitebark Pines (approx. 5 miles away); Ancient Spirits (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pumice Desert (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Stephen Mather ; Wikipedia.
Stephen Mather was an American industrialist and conservationist who as president and owner of Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company became a millionaire. Mather led a publicity campaign to promote the creation of a unified federal agency to oversee National Parks administration, which was established in 1916. In 1917 Mather was appointed as the first director of the National Park Service, the new agency created within the Department of the Interior. (Submitted on November 30, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 393 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on September 27, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.