Camping out in Yellowstone, 1882 describes the park at a time when Yellowstone was truly an 'out-back and beyond' experience. Writing just five years after the army chased the Nez Peirce Indians through the area, and only ten years after the park's establishment, Mary Richards provides a vivid picture of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park: Fire Hole Basin, Mammoth Hot Spring, Lower Falls, and the Excelsior Geyser, now defunct but mightier at the time than Old Faithful. Augmented by twenty-eight contemporary photographs, this book offers a fascinating perspective for present-day Park lovers.
Mary Bradshaw Richards was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1825. In 1882 she and her husband traveled to Yellowstone from their home in New York City. William W. Slaughter is a photo archivist for the Historical Department Archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.
Introduction Map Salt Lake City The Journey Begun Making Rapid Progress In Geyserland Tramping and Camping Wonders of the Park Indescribable Beauties Yellowstone Canyon Two Extremes Drawing to a Close Last Sunday in Camp Acknowledgments