Edited by Slaughter, William W.
Camping Out in the Yellowstone, 1882 describes the park at a time when Yellowstone was truly an out-back and beyond experience. Writing just five years after the army chased the Nez Perce Indians through the area, and only ten years after the parks's establishment, Mary Richards ...provides a vivid picture of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park: Fire Hole Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lower Falls, and the Excelsior Geyser, now defunct but mightier at the time than Old Faithful. Augmented by twenty-eight contemporary photographs, Camping Out in the Yellowstone offers a fascinating perspective for present-day park lovers.Read more
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Mary Bradshaw Richards was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1825. In 1882 she and her husband traveled to Yellowstone from their home in New York City. William W. Slaughter is a photo archivist for the Historical Department Archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.
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