On Wednesday I’ll travel to Helena to host a table for “Great Conversations,” a fundraiser sponsored by the Helena Education Foundation.  My job will be to lead a dinner conversation (scintillating, I hope) with seven people who want to talk about early travel to Yellowstone Park.  I’ll get a free dinner, an opportunity to talk about a topic I love, and the satisfaction of supporting Helena schools.

There’ll be twenty-eight tables at the event this year providing discussions for every taste and whim. Topics include “Raising Self-Reliant Children,” “The Neuroscience of Choice,” and “Is There a Plan of Attack for Peace?”  You can see the full list of topics.

My topic is “Nineteenth Century Adventures in Yellowstone Park” and I’ve promised to tell exciting, funny and interesting stories.  My collection includes hundreds of tales and I’m wondering which to choose.  Can you help? Please look around through the posts on this blog and decide which ones would make for the best dinner conversation. Then tell me about your thoughts in the Comments section below.

Just to get you started, here are links to some of my favorites:

Why I’m Interested in Yellowstone Stories.

Or offer a little high adventure:

“Treed by a Lion” by Truman Everts.

“Captured by Indians” by Emma Cowan.

Or a touch of humor:

“Maude Gets Her Revenge” by Louise Elliott.

“Yellowstone’s First Car” by Henry Merry

Or may just describe the sights:

“Crusing Lake Yellowstone” by Hester Hensall.

I really would like to know which stories you enjoy most. Thanks for your help.

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