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Memoris and Biographies
Author: Elizabeth A Watry
ISBN: 1606390295
Subcategory: Specific Groups
Pages 304 pages
Publisher Riverbend Publishing (April 2, 2012)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
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eBook Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone download

by Elizabeth A Watry


Women in Wonderland book. The lives and struggles of twelve women who lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park during its formative early days are compiled in Women In Wonderland

Women in Wonderland book. The lives and struggles of twelve women who lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park during its formative early days are compiled in Women In Wonderland. Each story is presented as a unique biographical chapter with the common thread that each person was passionate about their work, totally enchanted in Yellowtone "Wonderland" as it was often called, and often thwarted as women in a male-dominated work system.

Women across the nation should celebrate this book for its noteworthy contribution to women's history, as we. .

Women across the nation should celebrate this book for its noteworthy contribution to women's history, as we professional historians d. Lee Whittlesey, Park Historian, National Park Service, -Yellowstone National Park "To read about Yellowstone National Park too often means viewing it through the eyes and exploits of men. By sharing the experiences and contributions of women who visited, lived, and worked in Yellowstone, Elizabeth Watry places women front and center in the Park's wondrous history. Women in Wonderland is sure to become a treasured resource.

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Yellowstone Books: Women in Wonderland - Yellowstone Insider. Book tells stories of pioneering women in Yellowstone - Great Falls Tribune. Elizabeth A. Watry Women in Wonderland - Lively Times. Women in Wonderland" profiles undaunted women in Yellowstone’s history. Twelve women who made their mark on Yellowstone National Park are described in a highly praised new book, Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park by Elizabeth (Betsy) Watry.

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Authors Elizabeth A. Watry and Lee H. Whittlesey are longtime Yellowstone residents and professional historians. We learned of if after reading another book by the same author-'Women in Wonderland'. Whittlesey is the Yellowstone National Park historian and author of numerous books on Yellowstone. This volume, the second in this. It even arrived sooner than expected-what a great day! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Yellowstone history.

“Betsy Watry tells the tales of a dozen women, some of whom had short-lived adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but most of whom spent decades as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the Park’s physical and cultural landscape. This is a wonderful ‘hidden’ history, full of surprising stories, grounded in intensive research and written with charm.”—Dr. Mary Murphy, historian and author of Hope in Hard Times“For so long, Yellowstone National Park has needed a book about the women who stood and today stand tall in its history. At long last, Elizabeth Watry has produced it. Women across the nation should celebrate this book for its noteworthy contribution to women’s history, as we professional historians do.”Lee Whittlesey, Park Historian, National Park Service, —Yellowstone National Park“To read about Yellowstone National Park too often means viewing it through the eyes and exploits of men. By sharing the experiences and contributions of women who visited, lived, and worked in Yellowstone, Elizabeth Watry places women front and center in the Park’s wondrous history. Women in Wonderland is sure to become a treasured resource.”—Diane Smith, author of Letters from Yellowstone
Rexfire
she is a Montana writer with a very interesting topic that is for everyone. her research and talks/recordings of these women is a great read for all. i can't wait for her next book of more women she found out about talking with these women and family. it just snowballed from there. isn't that the way good things happen.
Acrobat
Living in Montana it was interesting to hear about these women. It was amazing how hard working and adventurous they were. However, the book was repetitive and slow.
Went Tyu
Nice to hear from the ladies regarding Park experiences.
Malanim
Great!
Joony
We so often read about the men who camped and hiked in our national parks. However, many times, women were with these men contributing equal parts to the experiences.
Jonide
This book tells the story of fourteen leading women in the history of Yellowstone National Park. Watry is interested in the pioneers, so the stories lean toward the first half of the twentieth century. However, her final chapter tells of Mary Meager, a career biologist in the park who is still active in her retirement (and whom I have had the pleasure to meet). Many of these women have training in biology but tended to work as naturalists and nature guides; many others were concessioners, owning stores in their own name or with other members of their family.

Watry tells these stories well, and it's good to have a women's history of the park at last. However, the book is written to appeal to people who love to read about Yellowstone. Watry does not try to ground the Yellowstone stories more widely in American culture, despite several opportunities to do so.

For example, Watry prefers to tell these stories as individual biographies, with the exception of two pairs of sisters. That tends to emphasize family histories instead of wider social change. The first three women rangers were all hired in 1920-21; each was exceptional in her own way, but the timing suggests wider forces (and a sympathetic Superintendent Horace Albright).

The pioneers, both in the ranger service and in the concessions, all tended to benefit from family connections - fathers who worked for the park, or parents who established a business. Highlighting the importance of those networks for getting these leading women their start would make the book speaker to a wider audience than just Yellowstone aficionados.
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This book was perfect for my research needs. It arrived exactly as described and in a timely manner. Very satisfied with product and service!