Ten Funny Stories From Yellowstone Park

When I checked my blog statistics last week, I noticed that funny stories don’t seem to get their share of hits. To call attention to them,I decided to create a new category, “Humor.” While assigning stories to Humor, I picked some of my favorites to list here.


Walter DeLacy, “An Optimistic Prospector — 1863”

You just can’t be generous enough for some people.

N.P. Langford, “Naming Tower Fall — 1870”

An explorer’s practical joke backfires.

Harry J. Norton, “A Million Billion Gallons of Hot Water — 1872”

Prince Telegraph gets in trouble when he takes a shortcut washing dishers.

The Earl of Dunraven, “How To Pack A Mule — 1874.”

When mules get stubborn, ‘You may curse and swear your level best—but it does not a bit of good.’

George W. Wingate, “Stampeded by an Umbrella — 1885”

A dashing cowboy creates mayhem with his fancy riding.

Rudyard Kipling, “Fishing With Yankee Jim — 1889.”

The famous English author tries to tell bigger lies than Yankee Jim.

Lewis Ransom Freeman, “Crashing Through Yankee Jim Canyon — 1903”

A young man’s wooden raft smashes to pieces when tries to impress a girl.

Henry G. Merry, “Yellowstone’s First Car — 1904”

When Henry G. Merry tries to crash the gate into the Park, rangers lasso his car and drag it to the Superintendent’s office at Mammoth.

L. Louise Elliot, “Maud Gets Her Revenge — 1913”

A camping company employee gets even with a supercilious guest.

R. Maury, “Nights of Romance — 1919”

Pop Slocum takes a dive at Norris Geyser Basin so Winsted Tripp can meet the woman of his dreams.


— For more funny stories click on “Humor” under the “Categories” button on the left side of this page.

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