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First Known Man in Yellowstone Jerry Bagley

First Known Man in Yellowstone

Jerry Bagley

Published May 28th 2000
ISBN : 9780970782809
Paperback
297 pages
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The Rocky Mountains were first explored by trappers who mostly couldnt read or write. However, one mysterious trapper did write. In fact, he was the earliest eyewitness reporter of remarkable Rocky Mountain curiosities. He unraveled the mystery ofMoreThe Rocky Mountains were first explored by trappers who mostly couldnt read or write. However, one mysterious trapper did write. In fact, he was the earliest eyewitness reporter of remarkable Rocky Mountain curiosities. He unraveled the mystery of western river courses and first reported the worlds largest hot spring and an amazing free-flowing oil spring. He was with the party that discovered the astonishing Great Salt Lake and wrote its earliest eyewitness description. But most remarkably, he reported the earliest undisputed visit to Yellowstone Park, with its spectacular lake, astonishing hot pools, and bubbling, spouting mud pots and geysers.For more than 100 years this mans writings were known but his name wasnt. The only clue was the initials: D. T. P. But now historians have figured it out. He was Daniel Trotter Potts, one of the few men with writing skills going to the mountains with remarkable explores- Jedediah Smith and Jim Bridger.