Storytelling in Yellowstone: Horse and Buggy Tour Guides

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Whittlesey shares tales of "the great Geyserland" as told by the earliest tour guides of America's first and most unique national park.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826341174
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 3/16/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 391
  • Sales rank: 1,455,784
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee H. Whittlesey is the historian for Yellowstone National Park and the author or editor of numerous books including Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park; Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park; and A Yellowstone Album: a Photographic Celebration of the First National Park.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: National Park Interpretation and Its Roots in Early Yellowstone National Park     1
Native Americans: The Earliest Yellowstone Storytellers     11
Munchausen Storytellers: Trappers Around the Campfire     25
"Everyone Can Understand a Picture!": Early Yellowstone Photographers Tell the Stories with Images     33
Lectures and Lecturers: Langford and Later Men Marry Sound and Pictures     55
Wonders Enumerated and Peculiarities Noted: Early Yellowstone Guidebooks and Writers     73
"Well Dressed, Lettered, and Affixed": Signs and Guideboards in Early Yellowstone     81
"A Pronounced Weakness for Geysers": Early Geyser "Gazers" in Yellowstone     95
Philetus "Windy" Norris: The "First" National Park Interpreter     107
G. L. Henderson: The Other "First" National Park Interpreter     119
"All Them Fool Tenderfoot Questions": Stories on the Yellowstone Grand Tour     167
"To Point Out the Way": Early Tour Guides in Yellowstone     197
Conclusion     265
"Do You Recall Your Walk in Geyser Basin?"     271
Livingston Enterprise Biography of "Geyser" Bill     279
Petition to the Secretary of the Interior to retain P. W. Norris as park superintendent     281
Notes     283
Bibliographical Essay     353
Index     359
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