Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women's Adventures in Old Yellowstone 1874 to 1903

Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women's Adventures in Old Yellowstone 1874 to 1903

by M. Mark Miller (Editor)


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This anthology of first person-accounts by women who toured Yellowstone Park more than a century ago includes tales of high adventure, raucous humor, and glorious sights of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including a wide range of stories by women who visited from all over the world and at all ages, these accounts reveal their wonder at the interior of the park, the weeks they traveled on horseback through the roadless wilderness, and the later luxuries of well-maintained roads, comfortable carriages, and fancy hotels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493055456
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 11/01/2020
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

M. Mark Miller is a fifth-generation Montanan who grew up on a cattle ranch in southwest Montana about 90 miles from Yellowstone Park. His interest in Yellowstone history began when he was a small boy listening to his grandmother’s tales of her father’s trip there in 1909 and her grandfather’s trip there in 1882.

Table of Contents

Map Legend vii

Preface ix

Frying Doughnuts in Bear Grease: Sarah Tracy-1874 1

Dolly Saved My Life: Mable Cross Osmond-1874 7

Captured by Indians: Emma Cowan-1877 14

Caught in an October Snowstorm: Carrie Strahorn-1882 35

An "Old Lady" Tours with Young People: HWS-1881 49

Accommodations Were Ludicrously Insufficient: Margaret Cruikshank-1883 65

Soaping Geysers to Make Them Play: Georgina M. Synge-1889 74

Western Girls Don't Need Chaperones: Alice Richards-1898 107

A Mother Takes Her Seven Children to the Park: Eleanor Corthell-1903 115

Seeing Yellowstone "The Wylie Way": Hester Henshall-1903 137

Index 161

About the Author 173

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