I need your help. I’ve been working on my presentation of  “Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women’s Adventures in Early Yellowstone  that will be at Beavertail Hill State Park southeast of Missoula this Friday at 8 p.m.  It’s part of a 12-week series at the park on Women in Montana History.

Beaver Tail Hill State Park, Montana

The event, which is sponsored by the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau, has a standing title, but I always  tailor what I say to the occasion. That gives me a reason to review my files and keeps things fresh in case somebody has a chance to hear me twice.

Here’s how you can help—and win an autographed copy of my book, Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales.

  • Click on the “Categories” button on the right side of this page and choose “Women Stories.”
  • Review stories listed (you’ll have to click the “older posts” button at the bottom of the list to see all 16 of them.)
  • In the comments section below list the four stories that you think will make the best presentation.
Because time is short, the deadling will be Thursday, June 16, 5 p.m. (MDT)

I’ll choose a winner from the submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness to the audience (families of campers and vactioners) and setting (outdoors in a state park).
  • Appropriateness to the topic, “Montana Women’s History.”
  • Variety (adventure, humor, time period, etc.)
The winner will receive an autographed copy of my book with any dedication they want.  In case of a tie, the earliest submission will win.  Or if I’m in a good mood, there’ll be more than one winner.

Enter and many times as you want!

Tell your friends!  Have fun!

And if you happen to be in the area on Friday stop by for my free presentation.  I’d love to see you!
— Photo from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.