Grand Lady of the Lake: The Remarkable Legacy of Yellowstone's Lake Hotel

Grand Lady of the Lake: The Remarkable Legacy of Yellowstone's Lake Hotel

by Michelle Trappen


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In 1891, the Northern Pacific Railway began erecting a grand hotel overlooking magnificent Yellowstone Lake to welcome visitors to the magical western park dubbed "Wonderland"-where geysers erupt, waterfalls plunge, and wild animals roam. The oldest hotel in America's national park system has endured as a destination beloved by millions. Michelle Trappen's photo-packed book celebrates the hotel's 125th birthday and tells the remarkable story of a true survivor-the Grand Lady of the Lake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591521723
Publisher: Red Fox Publications
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michelle Trappen grew up in Redondo Beach, California. She studied journalism at Redondo Union High School, and then at California State University, Fullerton. Feature writing jobs followed at the Orange County Register, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. She spent twenty-one years at The Oregonian, writing about people, places, and interests, and specializing in small town journalism. Michelle left the Oregonian in 2008, and in 2012-on a whim-came to Yellowstone. Fate placed her at the Lake Hotel, where she's worked as a concierge, hotel tour guide and historic yellow bus driver and guide. Her work showed her the need for a book about the oldest hotel originally built in America's national park system. And thus, Grand Lady of the Lake was born.

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