Yellowstone History Books



Yellowstone's Ski Pioneers Yellowstone's Ski Pioneers, Peril and Heroism on the Winter Trail

By Paul Schullery. A history of cross country skiing in Yellowstone during the early days of the Park.

Yellowstone's Ski Pioneers Rough Trip Through Yellowstone (The Epic Winter Expedition of Emerson Hough, F. Jay Haynes, and Billy Hofer)

By Scott Herring. In the winter of 1894, the magazine Forest and Stream sent one of its most talented writers, Emerson Hough, to Yellowstone National Park to document the decline in bison. Under the tutelage of legendary guide Billy Hofer (We named our snowcoach 'Uncle Billy" in honor of Mr. Hofer), Hough learned to ski on 12-foot-long wooden slats. He witnessed the arrest of notorious poacher Ed Howell - caught red-handed skinning a bison, and met pioneering photographer F. Jay Haynes.

The Yellowstone Story, Volume 1 The Yellowstone Story, Volume 1

By Aubrey Haines. Comprehensive in its scope and entertaining in its detail, these two volumes are vital reading for all visitors and historians interested in Yellowstone National Park. 408 pages.

The Yellowstone Story, Volume II The Yellowstone Story, Volume II

By Aubrey Haines. Comprehensive in its scope and entertaining in its detail, these two volumes are vital reading for all visitors and historians interested in Yellowstone National Park. 568 pages.

In the winter of 1894, the magazine Forest and Stream sent one of its most talented writers, Emerson Hough, to Yellowstone National Park to document the decline in bison. Under the tutelage of legendary guide Billy Hofer, Hough learned to ski on 12-foot-long wooden slats. He witnessed the arrest of notorious poacher Ed Howell—caught red-handed skinning a bison—and met pioneering photographer F. Jay Haynes.