MY FRIEND, Jerome DeSanto, first called my attention
to the events described herein and assisted me in collecting some of the
materials that appear in this book. Aubrey Haines, former Yellowstone
Park Historian, guided my way through the Yellowstone Archives; Douglass
Hubbard, former Chief Naturalist, Yosemite, contributed direction on the
California Parks. Sara Jackson, National Archives, and Robert Athearn,
University of Colorado, took an active, personal interest in my research
and tendered the proper amount of encouragement. A few institutions and
many individuals made my research possible and pleasant. To Suzanne
Hampton, Lucile Fry, Howard Scamehorn, and Carl Ubbelohde I extend
special thanks. The Yellowstone Library and Museum Association, the
University of Colorado, and the University of Montana Research Council
provided financial assistance. Mackey Brown, Missoula, Montana, and
especially Miriam S. Farley, Indiana University Press, contributed many
The Three Brothers, Yosemite Valley.
National Park Service.