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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Honorable Mention, 2016 Foreword Indies Award in Travel

An anthology of entertaining accounts of travel through Yellowstone, this book takes readers back to 1871, before it was a tourist destination, through the time when autos were allowed into the park. The adventurers include an intrepid mother who posted the sign “Park or Bust” on her family’s covered wagon, a strong cyclist and a hiker who traversed the whole park for fun, an expert guide on skis, and a New York horsewoman who presented park management with a plan for an interconnected circuit of bridle trails. Along with numerous historical photos and artwork, the book features a color gallery of watercolor paintings by Thomas Henry Thomas from 1884 and have never been seen outside of Wales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985818265
Publisher: Granite Peak Publications
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Edition description: None
Pages: 304
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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