Lee H. Whittlesey


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Lee Whittlesey’s thirty-five-year studies in the history of the Yellowstone region have made him an expert on Yellowstone’s vast literature and have resulted in numerous publications. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books and more than twenty-five journal articles, including: A Yellowstone Album: A Photographic Celebration of the First National Park; Death in Yellowstone; Lost in the Yellowstone (with Truman Everts); Yellowstone Place Names, and the voluminous Wonderland Nomenclature (2,123 pages). Another book in which (Dr.) Paul Schullery joins him as co-author is Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). Their book A History of Large Mammals of the Yellowstone Regi ...more

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Death in Yellowstone: Accid...

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Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone Place Names

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Storytelling in Yellowstone...

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A Yellowstone Album: A Phot...

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Ho! for Wonderland: Travele...

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Gateway to Yellowstone: The...

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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthq...

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Yellowstone, Land of Wonder...

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“On many occasions animals are not so much trying to hurt us as giving us a mere rebuke or warning. The trouble is, a mere rebuke or warning from a bear can put a human in traction.”
Lee H. Whittlesey

“To develop a national park is to not have one.”
Lee H. Whittlesey, Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

“Some folks require the park’s wildness and yet deny its right to exercise its wildness upon them.”
Lee H. Whittlesey, Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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