I've been working to refurbish my Blog/Webpage at MMarkmiller.com. It's been hard because my web management skills have atrophied or become obsolete. But after a lot of trial-and-error and creative cursing, I think I have things functioning well and looking good. I know my content needs refinement, but that should be comparatively easy. All I… Continue reading Blog/Webpage Update
In 1913 L. Louise Elliott publish a book titled Six Weeks on Horseback Through Yellowstone Park. Elliott and her husband toured the park with a touring company that moved its camp from place to place. Most tourist at the time travelled between hotels or permanent camps where tents were put up early in the season and… Continue reading A Little Romance and A Lot of Fun
After I sent the manuscript for Rediscovering Wonderland to my publisher a few weeks ago, I just coasted for a while. But as soon as I felt rested, I began noticing all the things I had neglected during three years of being focused on writing. In that time, I finishing Encounters in Yellowstone and Sidesaddles… Continue reading Blog/Webpage Update
I've used this blog to post stories I've found about early travel to Yellowstone Park and occasionally other stories. Also, I like to let people know about my other a ctivities: writing, speaking and occasional personal notes. Of course, I'll keep doing those things, but with some new twists. Yellowstone travel stories are getting harder… Continue reading Introducing Free Reads
This blog as been dormant for a long time, but I'm planning to begin posting regulary again. I've been busy — finished three books in the last two years. Rediscovering Wonderland: The Expedition That Launched Yellowstone Park just when to the publisher. It tells the story of the Washburn Expedition explored the upper Yellowstone and… Continue reading MY BLOG IS COMING BACK
A thinker needs no hands.
Bears are resilient animals that adapt quickly to changes in their surroundings so their behavior provides an interesting way of looking at Yellowstone Park history.
Over the last few weeks there have been several stories about injuries and deaths caused by ignoring the rules in Yellowstone National Park. Here a good example from The Billings Gazette. The coverage reminded me that I have posted several stories about tourists' encounters with hot springs and geysers. I decided to reprise some of… Continue reading Dangerous Adventures with Hot Spring and Geysers
Distinctly Montana published my article "Tales of the Belgrade Bull" in its Spring 2016 issue. It's the boisterous tale about the son of a Holstein dairy cow that nobody could ride. The bull was "discovered" on a ranch north of Belgrade, Montana, where he learned to buck off children who attempted to ride him after… Continue reading Distinctly Montana Publishes “Tales of the Begrade Bull.”
Distinctly Montana published my article"Yankee Jim Tangles With Rudyard Kipling" in its Winter 2016 issue. It's a rib-tickling tale about how sparks flew when the Nobel winning English author encountered the crusty old Indian fighter who ran a toll road on the way to Yellowstone Park in 1889. The erudite young Englishman said he thought he… Continue reading Distinctly Montana Publishes “Yankee Jim Tangles With Rudyard Kipling.”