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Camping Out In The Yellowstone by William W. Slaughter

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By William W. Slaughter

Camping out in Yellowstone, 1882 describes the park at a time while Yellowstone was once really an "out-back and past" experience.

Writing simply 5 years after the military chased the Nez Peirce Indians in the course of the zone, and simply ten years after the park’s institution, Mary Richards offers a shiny photograph of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park: fireplace gap Basin, titanic scorching Spring, reduce Falls, and the Excelsior Geyser, now defunct yet mightier on the time than previous trustworthy. Augmented by way of twenty-eight modern pictures, this ebook bargains a attention-grabbing standpoint for present-day Park lovers.

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Page iii Camping Out in the Yellowstone 1882 Mary Bradshaw Richards Edited By William W. Slaughter UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS Salt Lake City Page iv © 1994 William W.  1825.  Slaughter. p. Cm. Originally appeared as eleven articles in the Salem observer.  Title. " Gerard Manley Hopkins ( 1881) Page vii CONTENTS Introduction ix Camping Out In The Yellowstone Map 2 Salt Lake City 3 The Journey Begun 17 Making Rapid Progress 25 In Geyserland 31 Tramping and Camping 45 Wonders of the Park 59 Indescribable Beauties 67 Yellowstone Canyon 73 Two Extremes 83 Drawing to a Close 89 Last Sunday in Camp 97 Acknowledgments 107 Page ix INTRODUCTION In the summer of 1882 Mary Bradshaw Richards and her husband, Jesse Mayne Richards, traveled to Yellowstone National Park from their home in New York City.

For a firsthand account of being held hostage by the Nez Perce see Mrs. George Cowan's account, which is reprinted in Paul Schullery, Old Yellowstone Days (Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1979), 1-25. Page xvii The vast size of the park enabled hunters to kill animals wantonly, a problem that persists in a lesser degree to this day. Squatters tried to occupy park land; visitors carelessly, sometimes purposely, caused forest fires; tourists threw a wide array of items into geysers and broke off chunks of geyser mineral formations.

Yellowstone is also a state of mindone is transformed by the experience and never forgets the awe felt while there or by sharing the experiences transcribed by otherssuch as here by Mary Richards. Enjoy this journey to the Yellowstone of 1882. Note To Readers The spelling and grammar of Mary Richards's letters are reprinted as originally produced, except in a few cases of obvious typographic error. Any changes that have been made have been done for the sake of clarity and are contained within brackets [ ].

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