Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis

Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis
Pages:
304
Genre:
Published:
June 9th 2016 by Granite Peak Publications
Goodreads Rating:
4.75
ISBN13:
9780985818265
ISBN10:
0985818263
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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.