Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis

Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985818265
Publisher: Granite Peak Publications
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Edition description: None
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,248,440
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janet Chapple is a Montana native whose parents once worked at Old Faithful Inn, the historic lodge in Yellowstone Park. She is the author of Yellowstone Treasures and the cotranslator of the English edition of Yellowstone, Land of Wonders, an 1883 travelogue to and through Yellowstone by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq. She lives in Oakland, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments viii

Notes on the Illustrations x

Introduction 1

Accounts of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition, with Excerpts Walter A. Trumbull 7

"The Wonders of the Yellowstone" (1871) Nathaniel P. Langford 9

The Organic Act Creating Yellowstone National Park (1872) 50

Paul Lehardy, How LeHardy's Rapids Got Its Name (1873) 51

Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, A Sunset Descent from Mount Washburn (1874) 53

"The Wonder-Land" (1878) Philetus W. Norris 54

Herman Haupt, Preparing for a Trip to the Park (1883) 56

"A Family Camp in Yellowstone Park" (1885) Margaret Andrews Allen 58

A Wilderness Guide on Skis 60

"Winter in Wonderland" (1887) Elwood ("Billy") Holer 63

A Visit from a Welsh Artist 102

"Yellowstone Park Illustrated" (1888) Thomas H. Thomas 104

Adventure at Norris Geyser Basin (1888) George L. Henderson 161

Feats of an Avid Cyclist 163

"Lenzs World Tour Awheel" (1893) Frank D. Lenz 165

How the Trout Got into Yellowstone Lake 178

"Two-Ocean Pass" (1895) Barton Warren Everrnann 180

"Rules and Regulations of the Yellowstone National Park" (1895) 188

An Educator Tramps the Distance 190

"Through the Yellowstone on Foot" (1899) C. Hanford Henderson 191

A Ride through Yellowstone Backcountry 202

"A Visit to the Hoodoos of Wyoming" (1901) Earley Vernon Wilcox 203

A Journalist Tours on Horseback 211

"A Race of Marvels: Yellowstone Parkas It Now Is" (1903) Ray Stannard Baker 212

An Intrepid Mother 221

"A Family Trek to the Yellowstone" (1905) Eleanor ("Nellie") Quackenbush Corthell 223

Yellowstone and the Teacher (ca. 1907) 230

An Enterprising Horsewoman 231

"Yellowstone Trails Blazed by New York Woman" (1918) Alice Parmelee Morris 233

"How Buffalo Jones Disciplined a Bad Grizzly" (1922) William T. Hornaday 239

An Artist on Her Own 240

"Attempting Yellowstone" (1928) Anne Bosworth Greene 242

About the Names 267

Bibliography 269

Index 273

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Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
plfk More than 1 year ago
Through Early Yellowstone” is a delightful selection of the accounts by various visitors to the area from 1871 to the early 20th century. The writing is often as beautiful as the scenery described and there are small nuggets of humor at unexpected times. I also enjoyed the anthologist’s notes and footnotes—the latter also informative and entertaining. The collection is extraordinarily well-researched and annotated. I learned quite a bit reading the anthology and had a wonderful armchair trip through the park. As a mother I was captivated by the trip taken to the park by a woman with her 7 children in by horse and wagon in 1903. It was an adventure for all, definitely, and like most mothers she fretted that one of her offspring would step into a boiling mud hole. She kept busy counting them. Her husband joined them in Yellowstone for the return trip. Earlier visitors also toured by horseback, skis, foot, and bicycle (yes). Camping, though well-provisioned, was necessary until hotels and rest stops began appearing in the mid-eighties. Most selections were favorites; another favorite of favorites was the account of Billy Hofer, who set out to do a census of wildlife in the park during one of the coldest winters ever. He and his sidekick often slept in a teepee Hofer had made—with a fire for warmth. You, too, can follow his directions and do the same. The centerpiece of the book is the selection of beautiful paintings Thomas L. Thomas made during his visit to Yellowstone in 1888. They provide visuals to the description of his trip as well as those of other writers. Janet Chapple, the anthologist, made a trip to Wales to get permission to use them. The many engravings in the anthology were also illustrative and often entertaining. They are a nice addition to the book, as are the maps which one can use to follow the progress of an exploration.