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Women in Wonderland book reveals little-known side of Yellowstone Park history

Women in Wonderland cover
Women in Wonderland cover
publisher Riverbend Publishing

Elizabeth Watry, a professional historian and author of Yellowstone National Park (Images of America: Wyoming), will be at Country Bookshelf in Bozeman Montana signing her book, Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park.

It relates the tales of twelve women who worked in the Park as guides, rangers, interpreters, scientists and business people. It's a view into the history of the Park though a female perspective, enhanced by the 200+ photos from various archival sources.

According to the publisher, Riverbend Press, stories feature "... women rangers in the book include Marguerite “Peg” Arnold, an intrepid adventurer who drove a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Philadelphia to Yellowstone in 1924 and was the first woman to become a permanent ranger in the National Park Service. Also featured is Dr. Mary Meagher, an expert on Yellowstone’s bison and overall park ecology, who blazed a path for women scientists in the park service. Among the early pioneers in the tourist trade were sisters Anna Trischman Pryor and Belle Trischman with their “Devil’s Kitchenette,” and Ida “Mom” Eagle of the Eagle’s Store in West Yellowstone."

The author, Elizabeth Watry, will be at the Country Bookshelf on Tuesday, March 19th, at 7 pm.