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By Paul Schullery

Over thirty years after its unique ebook, former Yellowstone nationwide Park archivist Paul Schullery's number of tourists' bills in their visits to the 1st nationwide park nonetheless resonates with the large impression the Park has had--and keeps to have--as a wasteland and activity vacation spot. From John Muir's exultation of the great thing about "Wonderland" to Rudyard Kipling's hilarious invective of the yank vacationer, Old Yellowstone Days comprises choices which shape the simplest photo of what Yellowstone should have been like ahead of the intrusion of the automobile.

Updated with a brand new advent by means of Schullery, new illustrations, and a brand new foreword via Yellowstone nationwide Park Historian Lee Whittlesey, this quantity, which takes its name from a piece of writing by means of Owen Wister, additionally contains the impressions of William O. Owen, Charles Dudley Warner, Theodore Roosevelt, John Burroughs, Mrs. George Cowan, George Anderson, Emerson Hough, and Frederic Remington.

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My brother Frank came, but had the same news only that had been given me. The hours began to drag. I decided to go to Helena with my brother, as from that point telegraphed news could reach me much sooner. After arriving at Helena however, a whole week passed before a telegram came to me, stating that my husband would be in Bozeman the following day. Page 22 I lost no time in going. At Bozeman, however, I found he had given out at the Bottler ranch on the Yellowstone. A double-seated carriage was procured for the trip, and once again I found myself traversing the familiar and oft traveled road.

The Americans who had the foresight to create Yellowstone Park gave us another giftthey gave us their experiences and their feelings here. Hundreds of books, articles, and journals appeared in Yellowstone's first half-century, and from that great body of material the following accounts have been drawn. Some are introspective, some are purely factual. They represent many different viewpoints, from stagecoach tourist to naturalist to administrator. No claim is made that they are the only ones worth reading, for you are cordially invited to pursue your tour of Old Yellowstone with the help of the bibliography at the end of the book.

Fortunately, the water was low, so we had no trouble on that score. The road was very dim, however, and the men rode in advance. As they passed out of the stream they would tie a white cloth to a bush or bough, thus indicating just where to ford. Some very picturesque scenery is found along this route. Flowers grew in profusion, many varieties I had not found elsewhere. Our last camp before reaching the Lower Basin was at the junction of the Gibbon and Firehole rivers, these two forming the Madison.

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