I’ll be presenting my Humanities Montana Program, “Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women’s Adventures in Early Yellowstone” on June 17 at 8 p.m. at Beavertail Hill State Park. which is 26 miles southeast of Missoula off Interstate 90.
The presentation will be part of a 12-week series on Women in Montana History. I always tailor my talks to my audience, so I’ll focus on Big Sky Country pioneers who began visiting Yellowstone Park when it was still a roadless wilderness.
Fortunately, my collection of first-person accounts of early travel to the park includes lots of good material on the topic. That includes several items posted on this blog:
- Emma Stone Tours Yellowstone — 1872
- Emma Cowan Visits Mammoth — 1873
- Doughnuts and Bear Gease, Sarah Tracey — 1873.
- Mabel Cross Osmond, Dolly Saved Me — 1874.
- Captured by Indians, Emma Cowan — 1877.
- Mary Wylie Crosses Yellowstone In a Covered Wagon — 1880.
So if you’re in the Missoula area on June 17, come out an see me.
— Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Photo.