"Sawtell’s main business was harvesting and selling fish, as many as 40,000 of them a year. He reportedly caught as many as 160 trout an hour, averaging two and a half pounds each, with a hook and line.'
“Now and then the fire would burn up bright, casting a fitful gleam out into the damp darkness, and lighting up the bare jaws and white skulls of the two elk-heads, which seemed to grin derisively at me out of the gloom.”
"When Bottler stepped into the rushing water, the torrent knocked him off his feet, swept him away and carried him downstream. Bottler grabbed an overhanging cottonwood branch and hung on."
Mabel said “Dolly” saved her life “by instantly stopping when ... my saddle turned, leaving me hanging head downward, helplessly strapped in until the others could reach me.”
Here's one of the stories I plan to share at my "Stong Women" presentation this afternoon.
In case you missed, I've posted a link to my Big Sky Journal article on the first intrepid entrepreneurs who tried to turn a dollar in Yellowstone Park.