From Points West magazine Originally published in Fall 2008 By Lee Whittlesey Lee Whittlesey’s manuscript of Yellowstone Lake, of which this is the final installment, was prepared last year to present the history of the lake area as the National Park Service plans a renovation of the site on the north shore. As Whittlesey puts it, […]
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From Points West magazine Originally published in Summer 2008 By Lee Whittlesey In the past two issues of Points West, Yellowstone National Park Historian Lee Whittlesey discussed the earliest accounts of Yellowstone Lake and how roads developed in the area to accommodate visitors to the nation’s first national park. Given a lake this size, boating activities […]
From Points West magazine Originally published in Spring 2008 By Lee Whittlesey In part two of his discussion of Yellowstone Lake history, Yellowstone National Park Historian Lee Whittlesey writes of the early roads in the park and how visitors traveled from place to place along those byways. Read Part 1 Following the early mapping efforts […]
From Points West magazine Originally published in Winter 2007 By Lee Whittlesey Editor’s note: In the first half of 2007, Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park Historian, began a study of the history of the Lake Area of the park—particularly those facilities in place at various times throughout history along the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. The National Park […]
From Points West magazine Originally published in Summer 2001 By Nathan Bender Former Curator, McCracken Research Library Yellowstone National Park is a magnet for photographers. Early photographers shot and sold many views of the landscapes, geysers, hot springs and wildlife. Tourists using new photographic technology that allowed “snapshots” took full advantage of both the portable roll-film […]
From Points West magazine Originally published in Fall 2010 By Jeremy Johnston and Chris Dixon Dol siar . . . heading west . . . In the songs of the Gaelic bards of old, this idea occurs time and again, often as an image of coming home. If the Viking sagas are to be believed, […]