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June 12, 1853: Prospectors Stumble Upon Crater Lake


In June, 163 years ago, a group of prospectors stumbled on Crater Lake. It was the first recorded sighting of the Oregon wonder. Native Americans had known about the lake long before. Learn more: www.opb.org Editor: John Rosman Photos: Courtesy of Crater Lake National Park Courtesy of the Library of Congress Music: Audio Network