Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cleaning the tents and washing laundry

Yellowstone 1915.  Marguerite Hutchins (Beckington) on the far right.

June 19, Saturday
Ruth & I work together.  Made 32 beds and cleaned up 8 tents.  75 dudes to-night.

June 20, Sunday
Ruth and I worked all morning.  Had 136 dudes to-night.  Sang sacred songs and wrote letters in evening.

June 21, Monday
Made 49 beds.  This p.m. Mary, Vera, Elma and I went along lake to hotel.  Took 3 pictures.  Came back way of Sunset Hill.

June 26, Saturday
Have had an average of a hundred dudes every night and have been settling bungalows.  Last two days have been very cold.  Mrs. Rhodes came to-night and we were so glad to see her.  Elma, Helen, Ethel S., Jam, and I washed yesterday.   (p.m.) saw the most beautiful sunset Wednesday evening.  Mountains were pink, lake blue.   Farther down, the mountains blue & lake pink.  Beautiful rainbow in the sky!

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My Notes:

Here is my grandmother, far right, and her friends cleaning the tents (bungalows), it looks to me.  All with beautiful smiles on their faces.

I could not find a specific "Sunset Hill" featured in Yellowstone today, so I am guessing it is just one of many that people walk to and enjoy the sunset.  HERE is a beautiful photo of buffalo in a field during a sunset taken by professional photographer Ron Niebrugge - his photo blog in general (HERE) is quite stunning!  Another beautiful set of photos from "Ron" is HERE. of a waterfall and a view from an observation point overlooking a beautiful view of Yellowstone.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Settling Tents and Feeding Bears

June 16, Wednesday

Settled tents.

June 17, Thursday

Settled tents.  From our tent, can see lake and snow capped mountain beyond.  One mountain is "Sleeping Giant".  One mountain is "The Witch".

This looks to me to be above the camp looking down upon the tents.  The mountains on the right look snow capped, but whether or not it is "Sleeping Giant", I do not know.
June 18, Friday

Settled more tents.   A very rainy afternoon.  122 dudes.  Ruth, woodchopper, milk boy and I went with a number of dudes over to hotel to see bears.  Saw three big bears and two cubs.

Had big campfire and musical program, then dancing after program.  There is always dancing after program until curfew at 10 o'clock.   Trunk came!

A postcard sent in 1926 from Marguerite to her two sons, Herbert & Arthur Beckington. 

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My Notes:

The only "Witch" reference I could find was of a creek in Yellowstone.  I also linked an article about the earth's activity of Sleeping Giant and not a photo. 

The above postcard was sent in July, 1926 to my uncles (both recently passed away).  I believe she travelled to Yellowstone with my Grandfather, Ralph Beckington.  My mother was not born yet.  She wrote:

Dear Herbert & Arthur:  I wish you were with me.  We got into the park tonight.  We are staying in a cabin which has two beds.  Hope to see some bears tomorrow.  Yesterday we could touch snow on one side of the road and pick flowers on the other.  Mom

Friday, May 6, 2011

Arriving at Lake Camp, Yellowstone

Yellowstone Transportation 1915

June 15, Tuesday, 1915

Started for Canyon 7:30 a.m.  Stopped at Apollinaris Spring and saw a Cinnamon BearObsidian CliffRoaring MountainTwin LakesBigah's Spring, and Frying Pan.  Saw two black tail deerVirginia CascadesWedded Trees.

Snowstorm about 5 miles from canyon.  Highest altitude 8,221 feet.   Arrived at Canyon Camp 12:15p.m. for lunch.  Had ridden 25 miles.  Saw Canyon Hotel.  On drive saw Upper Falls 112.  Followed Yellowstone River most of the way to Lake Camp (20 miles).  Went thru Hayden Valley.  Saw elk along way.  Saw Antelope Creek and hill, Green Gable, Mud Geyser.  Saw a grouse and many pelicans, hot pools and hot streams along the road.  Drove along high mountains and deep valleys.

Lake Camp 1915
Snow capped mountain in distance.  Snowstorm in mountains.  Saw herd of 22 elk about 50 feet away.  Arrived at Lake Camp about 6:00 o'clock.  Helped do dishes after dinner.

Marguerite Hutchins far left.  Lake Camp, Yellowstone 1915
Went over to Lake and Lake hotel.  Saw four bears.  Had 24 dudes tonight.

Elk behind Lake Camp, Yellowstone National Park, 1915
Behind Lake Camp, Yellowstone 1915.  You can see the lake and mountains in the background