Yellowstone and the Great West: Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition

Yellowstone and the Great West: Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition

by Marlene Deahl Merrill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803282893

ISBN-13: 9780803282896

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback

Here, for the first time, is a fascinating daily record of Ferdinand Hayden's historic 1871 scientific expedition through Utah, Idaho, and Montana Territories to the Yellowstone Basin. The expedition's findings quickly led Congress to establish Yellowstone as the world's first national park. In addition to its scientific discoveries, the expedition is famous for

Overview

Here, for the first time, is a fascinating daily record of Ferdinand Hayden's historic 1871 scientific expedition through Utah, Idaho, and Montana Territories to the Yellowstone Basin. The expedition's findings quickly led Congress to establish Yellowstone as the world's first national park. In addition to its scientific discoveries, the expedition is famous for producing the earliest on-site images of Yellowstone, by its photographer, William Henry Jackson, and its guest artist, Thomas Moran.

Historian Marlene D. Merrill has woven together a compelling daily narrative from the field writings of three expedition members: unpublished journals kept by mineralogist Albert Peale and geologist George Allen, periodic reports by Peale to his hometown newspaper, and letters from Hayden to his friend and mentor at the Smithsonian Institution, Spencer Baird. Their voices provide new and important insights into the expedition's scientific and artistic achievements as well as personal reactions to a rapidly developing American West and the "wonderland" that would soon become Yellowstone National Park. Enriching this narrative are Jackson's photographs of camp scenes and landscapes; rare panoramic drawings by the party's topographical artist, Henry Elliott; maps; an introduction; and extensive annotations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803282896
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
395,713
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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