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Old Yellowstone Days by Paul Schullery

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By Paul Schullery

Over thirty years after its unique ebook, former Yellowstone nationwide Park archivist Paul Schullery's number of tourists' money owed in their visits to the 1st nationwide park nonetheless resonates with the super effect the Park has had--and keeps to have--as a desolate tract and sport vacation spot. From John Muir's exultation of the wonderful thing about "Wonderland" to Rudyard Kipling's hilarious invective of the yankee vacationer, Old Yellowstone Days contains decisions which shape the simplest photo of what Yellowstone should have been like earlier than the intrusion of the automobile.

Updated with a brand new advent by means of Schullery, new illustrations, and a brand new foreword through Yellowstone nationwide Park Historian Lee Whittlesey, this quantity, which takes its identify from an editorial via Owen Wister, additionally contains the impressions of William O. Owen, Charles Dudley Warner, Theodore Roosevelt, John Burroughs, Mrs. George Cowan, George Anderson, Emerson Hough, and Frederic Remington.

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A squaw sat down near me with a babe in her arms. My brother wishing to conciliate them, I suppose, lifted it up and placed it on my lap. I glanced at the chief and saw the glimmer of a smile on his face, showing that he had heart beneath the stony exterior. The squaw was all smiles, showing her white teeth. " He told her my husband had been killed that day. " I was indeed. The Indians were without tepees, which had been abandoned in their flight from the Big Hole fight, but pieces of canvas were stretched over a pole or bush, thus affording some protection from the cold night air.

He continued crawling, getting up on the hillside that he might better watch the trail. Several times he heard and saw Indians passing, and one night nearly came upon two who were sleeping. His idea was to reach the home camp in the Lower Basin, believing he might be found more readily in that vicinity, also that he would possibly find food and matches there. He was four days and nights crawling the ten miles. Tuesday he reached the camp and found a few matches, but nothing to eat. A double handful of coffee was picked up, which he contrived to pound up in a cloth, and an empty syrup can answered very well to boil it in.

The Americans who had the foresight to create Yellowstone Park gave us another giftthey gave us their experiences and their feelings here. Hundreds of books, articles, and journals appeared in Yellowstone's first half-century, and from that great body of material the following accounts have been drawn. Some are introspective, some are purely factual. They represent many different viewpoints, from stagecoach tourist to naturalist to administrator. No claim is made that they are the only ones worth reading, for you are cordially invited to pursue your tour of Old Yellowstone with the help of the bibliography at the end of the book.

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