(Mary) Marguerite Hutchins is seen above in her highschool graduation photo. She attended State Normal School in Dekalb, Illinois. The summer of 1915, when she was 23, she and a group of friends traveled to Yellowstone National Park to work for the summer. I have her journal and her photos. This is my attempt to document this period in her life.
June 12, 1915 - Saturday
Took North Pacific line at St. Paul at 10 o'clock at night. Came through S. Dakota. Saw Bad Lands in afternoon on Sunday. Came through Montana.
The above is a photo I particularly like that she took in 1915. My guess is there are places that still look a lot like this. But I do wonder what the big building on the right with the bell tower is. I would hazard a guess to say it is a school as it seems in the middle of nowhere for a courthouse or post office. Below I have linked the National Park Service's web site and a link to Google images of the Badlands.
Click HERE to be transported to the National Park Service Web Site
Click HERE for images of the Badlands National Park.