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Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, a global icon of conservation and natural beauty, was born at the most improbable of times: the American Gilded Age, when altruism seemed extinct and society’s vision seemed focused solely on greed and growth. Perhaps that is why the park’s “creation myth” recounted how a few saintlike pioneer conservationists labored to set aside this unique wil ...more
Hardcover, 125 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by University of Nebraska Press
(first published January 9th 2003)
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Having recently spent a glorious week in Yellowstone with our daughter Jenny and her family and then read Nathaniel Langford's fascinating journal of his discovery of Yellowstone in 1870, this work was an enjoyable and well researched study of one account in Langford's journal. I particularly liked the broader treatment of myth and actual historical truth and the power myth often holds over truth. These two works were welcome adjuncts to a marvelous week in a magical place.
Paul Schullery is an American author and photographer. The main focus of his work is centred on nature and our relationship with it. Schullery studied American History at Wittenberg University and Ohio University, receiving his M.A. and B.A., respectively.More about Paul Schullery...