By Paul Schullery
Over thirty years after its unique ebook, former Yellowstone nationwide Park archivist Paul Schullery's selection of tourists' debts in their visits to the 1st nationwide park nonetheless resonates with the great influence the Park has had--and maintains to have--as a desert 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 decisions which shape the easiest photo of what Yellowstone should have been like sooner than the intrusion of the automobile.
Updated with a brand new creation via Schullery, new illustrations, and a brand new foreword by way of Yellowstone nationwide Park Historian Lee Whittlesey, this quantity, which takes its identify from a piece of writing through Owen Wister, additionally comprises 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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We were thankful to have left it at the first tip. Mr. Cowan was lifted to a more comfortable position by the road-side. Not long after, a horseman leading a pack animal came along. Our driver borrowed the horse, making the trip to Fort Ellis and back in the shortest possible time and returning with an ambulance. The seven miles seemed long ones, and Page 23 before we reached Bozeman Mr. Cowan was almost exhausted, his wounds bleeding and needing attention. He was carried by careful hands to a room in the hotel as soon as the crowd had thinned somewhat.
We were anxious to get home and very glad of so good an opportunity. The Englishmen and their guide also decided to return to Bozeman. Wonderland had lost its attractions for the nonce. A somewhat amusing incident occurred on the down trip. We had traveled only a few miles when the guide for the Englishmen declared he had sighted Indians through his field glass in the direction of the trail over which we had come the night previous. He was quite positive, although no one else could see them. Finally he made a detour in that direction.
Of them we learned that General Howard was closely following the Indians. Many of their actions were thus accounted for. The soldiers kindly prepared supper for us. I remember being nearly famished. Camp had been made for the night but was quickly abandoned, and arrangements made for quick travel. We were mounted on good horses, and the poor old ones, that had done us good service, notwithstanding their condition, were turned out to graze to their hearts content. As we were about to move off, a man came hurrying down the trail.
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