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Yellowstone and the Great West : journals, letters, and images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition

Author: Marlene Merrill
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here, for the first time, is a fascinating daily record of Ferdinand Hayden's historic 1871 scientific expedition through Utah, Idaho, and Montana Territories to the Yellowstone Basin. The expedition's findings quickly led Congress to establish Yellowstone as the world's first national park. In addition to its scientific discoveries, the expedition is famous for producing the earliest on-site images of Yellowstone,
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Yellowstone and the Great West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607346165
Online version:
Yellowstone and the Great West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)609785894
Named Person: F V Hayden; F V Hayden; Ferdinand V Hayden; F V Hayden
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Merrill
ISBN: 0803231482 9780803231481 9780803282896 0803282893
OCLC Number: 40632203
Description: xxix, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Diarists --
Prologue: Letters from Ferdinand Hayden to George Allen, 1870-1871 --
1871 Yellowstone Survey Members --
The Yellowstone Narrative --
George Allen's Journal --
From Omaha to Cheyenne and Ogden: Traveling by Train --
Salt Lake City and Ogden --
To Fort Hall and the Divide: Idaho and Montana Territories --
George Allen's and Albert Peale's Journals --
To Virginia City and Fort Ellis: Montana Territory --
Albert Peale's Journal --
From Fort Ellis to Bottler's Ranch and Mammoth Hot Springs --
To Tower Falls, Lower Falls, Yellowstone Canon, and Yellowstone Lake --
The Geyser Basins --
On and around Yellowstone Lake: From Base Camp at West Thumb to Steamboat Point --
Pelican Valley, Baronett's Bridge, Bottler's Ranch, and Fort Ellis --
To the Jefferson Valley, the Beaverhead, Fort Hall, and Salt Lake City --
Biographies of 1871 Survey Members --
Peale's Journal: May 21 to July 3, 1871 --
George Allen's Report to Cyrus Thomas --
Hayden's Yellowstone Report to the Committee on the Public Lands and the Yellowstone Park Bill.
Responsibility: edited by Marlene Deahl Merrill.
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Ferdinand Hayden's accounts of his exploration of Yellowstone in 1871, along with the photographs of William H Jackson, have fascinated Americans for many years. Covering the trip, this book offers a  Read more...

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