“He stood without betraying the slightest sign of fear or hesitation; but, as if searching with proud disdain for the intruder that had dared to invade his solitude.”
“John L. Stoddard was a professional writer who revealed his emotions and used figures of speech to describe what he saw. “
Eleanor Corthell told her husband t0 expect a bill because she had bought a team and wagon and was taking their seven children to Yellowstone Park for the summer in 1904.
Can you help? Please look around through the posts on my blog and tell me which ones would make for the best dinner conversation.
While the explorers always had be be alert for the dangers of Indians, wild animals, and strange geothermal features, they also found ways to have fun.
Old timers can tell “the true story” just the way their grandfathers told it to them. Of course, “the true story” varies ….
I focus my interest in Yellowstone Park stories to things that happened before 1915, but I couldn’t resist joining the thousands of others who shared these remarkable photos.
“… the first thing I saw was a man with a double barreled shotgun—full cocked pointed at the driver. Another man behind the coach had two six barreled pistols in his hand.”
Of course, Belgrade residents were making money betting on Corbett, selling liquor, and–as a local doctor observed–repairing broken bones.
Here’s one of few descriptions of an angler actually catching a fish and cooking it in a hot spring without removing it from the hook.