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Yellowstone Expedition of 1870

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In Gustavus Cheyney Doane's detailed account of the Yellowstone Expedition of 1870, readers are transported back in time to witness the first government-sponsored exploration of the Yellowstone region. Doane expertly captures the challenges and triumphs faced by the members of the expedition as they navigated the treacherous terrain and encountered the wonders of the natural world.

The author's vivid descriptions bring the rugged beauty of Yellowstone to life, painting a picture of a landscape teeming with wildlife and geothermal wonders. The personal anecdotes and interactions between the members of the expedition add a human touch to the narrative, allowing readers to connect with the individuals who played a crucial role in shaping our understanding of this unique and pristine wilderness.

Doane's meticulous research and attention to detail shine through in his writing, providing readers with a comprehensive and engaging account of this historic expedition. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or simply a curious reader, Yellowstone Expedition of 1870 is a must-read for anyone interested in the exploration and preservation of America's natural treasures.

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Lt. Gustavus Doane was a member of the 1870 Yellowstone Expedition led by Henry Washburn. Washburn requested military support from General Hancock of the US Army who selected Doane to lead a detail of five soldiers from Fort Ellis in Montana to accompany the expedition. This is Doane's journal submitted by the War Department to the US Senate reporting on the observations of the expedition. The record kept by Doane is recognized as a significant contribution to the subsequent creation of Yellowstone National Park. - Summary by Fritz

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