Mary Murphy Yellowstone Diary, 1930 July 1-1930 July 30  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Murphy, Mary
Title
Mary Murphy Yellowstone Diary
Dates
1930 July 1-1930 July 30
Quantity
1 volume
Collection Number
Collection 2460, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Mary Murphy Yellowstone Diary a personal tour of Yellowstone National Park as seen by a tourist. The diary provides various facts, figures, and sketches that range from how to differentiate various types of trees to statistics on geyser formations. The diary also provides insights into her personal experiences, such as, eating lunch along the Yellowstone River with prairie dogs as guests, viewing a presentation by a Navaho Indian woman, and observing the feeding habits of bears at the Bear Feeding Grounds near Old Faithful. Mary's journey took her through portions of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Murphy was a young woman who left her home in Bunker Hill, Indiana in 1930 with three companions to travel to Yellowstone National Park and back to Bunker Hill, Indiana. Her diary entries date from July 1 to July 30, 1930. Her companions for the trip included Zelma Smith, Edna Zell, and a Mrs. Crocket.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Yellowstone Park diary provides a personal tour of Yellowstone National Park as seen by a tourist. The diary tracks Mary's trip from the time she left home to the time she returned home. The diary provides various facts, figures, and sketches that range from how to differentiate various types of trees to statistics on geyser formations. The diary also provides insights into her personal experiences, such as, eating lunch along the Yellowstone River with prairie dogs as guests, viewing a presentation by a Navaho Indian woman, and observing the feeding habits of bears at the Bear Feeding Grounds near Old Faithful. Mary's journey took her through portions of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Within the diary, she mentions entering the park at Sylvan Pass Lodge and traveling to Fishing Bridge Lodge on Yellowstone Lake. Her journey through Yellowstone touches on the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Morris Geyser Basin, Gibbon Falls, Mud Pots, Paint Pots and Lower Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Lake, the Continental Divide, West Thumb, Artist Point, Lookout Point, Grand View, Inspiration Point, Tower Falls, and the Terraces.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Tourists-Yellowstone National Park-Diaries
  • Women-Yellowstone National Park-Diaries
  • Personal Names :
  • Murphy, Mary-Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Yellowstone National Park