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Through the Yellowstone Park on Horseback

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In July and August of 1885, George W. Wingate, a prominent and wealthy New Yorker, together with his wife and their seventeen-year-old daughter, May, took a horseback trip through Yellowstone Park. Wingate observed, "If I had gone to Africa instead of to the Yellowstone, I could scarcely have had more trouble in obtaining reliable information in regard to the journey," and so he wrote this book on his return in order to help others.. "In this travel account, historians, scientists, and those who love Yellowstone ...
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In July and August of 1885, George W. Wingate, a prominent and wealthy New Yorker, together with his wife and their seventeen-year-old daughter, May, took a horseback trip through Yellowstone Park. Wingate observed, "If I had gone to Africa instead of to the Yellowstone, I could scarcely have had more trouble in obtaining reliable information in regard to the journey," and so he wrote this book on his return in order to help others.. "In this travel account, historians, scientists, and those who love Yellowstone Park will all find something of interest - from the lithographs of how the Park appeared at the time of the trip to instructions on how to sight a rifle correctly (Wingate was cofounder of the National Rifle Association and an expert on weapons and marksmanship), to what to take on such a journey (for both ladies and men), to the flora and fauna one might find.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780893012052
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Idaho Yesterdays Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.01 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I The Yellowstone Park and how to reach it 9
Ch. II The Railroad Journey 16
Ch. III Bozeman 26
Ch. IV Fort Ellis 30
Ch. V Our Outfit and Departure 33
Ch. VI Camp Life 46
Ch. VII The Ride to the Park 52
Ch. VIII The Mammoth Hot Springs 68
Ch. IX East Falls of the Gardner 76
Ch. X The Middle Falls of the Gardner 79
Ch. XI Green River and Obsidan Cliffs 82
Ch. XII The Morris Basin 87
Ch. XIII Gibbon Canon and Falls 91
Ch. XIV Forks of the Firehole River 96
Ch. XV The Great Geysers 101
Ch. XVI The Ride of the Canon 117
Ch. XVII The Great Canon of the Yellowstone 123
Ch. XVIII The Former Inhabitants of the Park 139
Ch. XIX The Madison Basin 141
Ch. XX An Elk Hunt 152
Ch. XXI The Continental Divide and Henry's Lake 174
Ch. XXII The Cattle Ranges 183
Ch. XXIII Game 207
Ch. XXIV Outfit 229
Ch. XXV Flora of the Park 242
Ch. XXVI Altitudes of the Park 245
Ch. XXVII Distance and Time Table for a Tour Through the Park 247
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