"With the wind shrieking requiems for the dead and threats for the living, and with the rafters full of bats, I called to him to bring me his shoe, and let me win my wager."
"Geysers spout up seventy feet high, with a terrific hissing noise, at regular intervals. Waterfalls are sparkling, leaping, and thundering down the precipices ...."
"No doubt the neighborhood of these springs will some day become a fashionable place. At present, being the last outpost of civilization—that is, the last place where whisky is sold."
It's my job to present old stories for today's readers. I want people to read straight through my stuff and say: "That's interesting."
"Like a Cubist painting, the final narrative won’t always arrange things in the way that people are used to seeing them, but I hope it will be compelling and enlightening."
"Emma couldn’t have known that Yellow Wolf and his band of Nez Perce scouts had seen the bonfire and were planning to attack the camp the next morning."
"When the new National Park Service took administration from the Army in 1915, they allowed cars—an action that transformed the Yellowstone experience."
“Umbrellas and cayuses don’t agree.”
"The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported this morning that a group of tourists had been caught on video standing within a few feet of the famous Old Faithful Geyser."
"They were members the 25th Infantry, U.S. Army Bicycle Corps, a unit of African-American soldiers with white officers."