First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration

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This is a collection of 19th-century journals, diaries, articles, memoirs, and reports of the first explorations of what would become our national parks. There are 50 first-person accounts in all, each with a historical introduction that sets the time and place. These explorers describe the wonders that became the parks at the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Wind River Range, the Redwoods, Big Bend, Glacier, Organ Pipe, Mount Rainier, the Grand Canyon, Kings Canyon, Bryce, Zion, and many others.

First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration 2003, Narrative Press, Santa Barbara, CA

ISBN-13: 9781589762473

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First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration 2002, Stackpole Books

ISBN-13: 9781589761995

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