This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...owner of the first hotel ever built in the Park, went to the Falls of the Yellowstone in order, if possible, to learn the fate of the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...owner of the first hotel ever built in the Park, went to the Falls of the Yellowstone in order, if possible, to learn the fate of the missing members of the party. Shortly after their departure from the Springs a band of Indians prowled across the country from the Yellowstone to the Gardiner, and went down the latter stream as far as Henderson's ranch near the present town of Cinnabar. After a brief Bkirmish and a general pillage here, they went back to Mammoth Hot Springs. Stoner and the colored cook fled precipitately, but Dietrich, believing the Indians to be friendly scouts, remained behind and was shot dead in the door of the hotel. Stone made a lucky escape by climbing a tree, and his subsequent ludicrous recital of his experience became a standing jest among the inhabitants of the Yellowstone. Weikert and McCartney went back to the old camp on Otter Creek, where they buried Kenck's remains and gathered up whatever of value the Indians had left. On their way back, when near the falls of the East Gardiner, they met the band of Indians who had just slain Dietrich at Mammoth Hot Springs. A lively skirmish ensued, in which Weikert lost his horse. The two men succeeded in finding refuge in some neighboring brushwood. Several noteworthy incidents are connected with this raid of the Nez Perc6s, as there always are with any event where human life is at stake and men are put upon their mettle by the problem of self-preservation. The camp site on Otter Creek was well chosen for defense, but its natural advantages were absolutely ignored by the party. It was a triangular knoll between the forks of the stream, and some twenty feet above them. It commanded every approach, and with the slightest vigilance and intelligent preparation, could have been made impregnabl...Read Less
not credited. Poor in poor dust jacket. book has suffered water damage; pgs are stiff and cover is faded in places and has stains; 286 p. Includes: illustrations, index. preface; appendix This book is a history and descriptive volume of Yellowstone, including administration, formation, exploration, boundaries, topography, geological history, geysers, history and more. There are numerous black and white photos of the park. While it has been mistreated and damaged by water, it is very readable. The text has not be damaged and all the pgs are present.
Good. B0007E0G44 No dust jacket. Cover has some bumps and rubs from handling. Previous owner's name as well as pencil markings from previous bookseller on front free page. Binding is tight. Pages are clean although slightly tanned. A very good reading copy.
Good. 350pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Eighth impression March 1915, new and enlarged edition, entirely revised and printed from new plates. Photo illustrations from the period throughout. Edges and spine ends worn, spine sunned but lettering still bright. Contents age-toned, owner's name and small bookseller label on front endpapers. Title-page gutter showing, tissue-guard present at forntispiece, text is clean. Large fold-out color map at rear.
Good. 1915 Edition. Used, may have hint of offsetting to text block edge. Includes fold out map. Boards, spine and binding tight. NO markings still in solid reading condition. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore.
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