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"The Yellowstone National Park" student essay, about 1890-1900

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: id40024

Scope and Contents

School essay headed "The Yellowstone National Park," on ten sheets of ruled paper, 9.5 x 6 inches. Describes the establishment and features of the park, particularly the geysers and hot springs. Writing of the local fauna, the author notes "The buffaloes that once were so numerous have sadly decreased in number." The essay ends with a note about the lack of "trouble" from Native Americans in the park, copying a line from John Wood Wingate's "Through the Yellowstone on Horseback" (1886): "the traveller in the park will see or hear no more of them than if he was in the Adirondacks or the White Mountains." Many of the other lines can be similarly sourced in publications of the period.


  • about 1890-1900


From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Purchased from Eclectibles, 2023.

Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Binghamton NY 13902 USA