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
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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.”
I agreed to read from my books at the Gallatin History Museum Kid's Day — part of the Annual Bozeman Stroll — tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 3. The Museum will be open to families for some holiday treats, stories, and holiday picture opportunities in the jail cells. Representatives from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s department … Continue reading An Event — Reading at the Museum for the Bozeman Stroll
There was no greater supporter of Yellowstone Park than Theodore Roosevelt. In fact, many people think he was the founder of the Park. Perhaps that's because of the Roosevelt Arch, a rustic stone structure at the north entrance near Gardiner, Montana. Indeed, Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the arch in 1903, but that was … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
I've been getting ready to present "Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women's Adventures in Early Yellowstone" on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 in the Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main, Livingston. The program, sponsored by Humanities Montana, is free and open to the public. I always enjoy getting ready for my presentations because it gives me … Continue reading An Event — Ready to Present at Park County Senior Center in Livingston