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The Yellowstone Story, Volume 1: A History of Our First National Park

by Aubrey L. Haines

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This is a book for the Yellowstone geek – the kind who wants to know the minutiae of how the park started. There is probably also some interest to those who have an interest in the way the Western US was developed, and for those who want a look at politics of the 1800s. But the casual reader will probably be left cold. However, we geeks will enjoy the trials and travails that are spelled out here.

The book starts slow. In fact, the first chapter is almost useless, describing the different ways the name Yellowstone has been used in the area. It then continues it’s glacial pace (yes, I meant that to be a pun) by describing the prehistory of the park. But, it then picks up as it describes the various visitors, how they learned more about the park area, and the machinations that have helped bring the park to its current state.

The ultimate compliment – I now want to read Volume Two. ( )
  figre | Dec 31, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0870813900, Paperback)

The Yellowstone Story traces the history of the Yellowstone region from the time when hunters and gatherers migrated into the Rocky Mountains thousands of years ago to the post-World War II era when tourists began inundating Yellowstone National Park. Volume I takes the account from prehistoric times through the mid-1880s, with emphasis on the park's exploration and its trouble-filled early years under federal management. Volume II covers the years of military administration of the park and the more recent developments under the National Park Service.

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