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The Discovery of Yellowstone Park Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870 By Nathaniel Pitt Langford
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Nathaniel Pitt Langford (1832–1911) was an explorer,... More > businessman, bureaucrat, vigilante and historian from Saint Paul, Minnesota who played an important role in the early years of the Montana gold fields, territorial government and the creation of Yellowstone National Park.Langford was born in Upstate New York and moved to Saint Paul in 1854. He worked as a banker was involved with the investment of the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood.On June 16, 1862 Langford, as a member and officer of the Northern Overland Expedition, commanded by Captain James L. Fisk, left Saint Paul to establish a wagon road to the Salmon river mine regions of the Rocky Mountains via Fort Benton. The expedition ended up at the Grasshopper Creek gold fields in the area soon to be named Bannack, Montana. Excerpt from:< Less

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