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Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park

Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park

by Elizabeth A. Watry

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“Betsy Watry tells the tales of a dozen women, some of whom had short-lived adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but most of whom spent decades as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the Park’s physical and cultural landscape. This is a wonderful ‘hidden’ history, full of surprising stories, grounded in intensive research and written with charm.”
—Dr. Mary Murphy, historian and author of Hope in Hard Times

“For so long, Yellowstone National Park has needed a book about the women who stood and today stand tall in its history. At long last, Elizabeth Watry has produced it. Women across the nation should celebrate this book for its noteworthy contribution to women’s history, as we professional historians do.”
Lee Whittlesey, Park Historian, National Park Service, —Yellowstone National Park

“To read about Yellowstone National Park too often means viewing it through the eyes and exploits of men. By sharing the experiences and contributions of women who visited, lived, and worked in Yellowstone, Elizabeth Watry places women front and center in the Park’s wondrous history. Women in Wonderland is sure to become a treasured resource.”
—Diane Smith, author of Letters from Yellowstone

“In this well researched and consistently engaging book, Elizabeth Watry treats us to a long overdue celebration of some remarkable people who lived through remarkable times while making the Yellowstone experience better for all of us today.”
—Paul Schullery, author of Mountain Time and Searching for Yellowstone

“Betsy Watry’s Women in Wonderland is not only a meticulously researched biography of 12 individual women and their ties to Yellowstone National Park but is also a history of westward expansion, the National Park Service, and Yellowstone itself. For anyone interested in Yellowstone, the rare photographs and wealth of source materials are reason enough to own and read this delightful book.”
—Judith L. Meyer, author of The Spirit of Yellowstone

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BN ID: 2940015798715
Publisher: Riverbend Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

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