The Yellowstone National Park: Historical and Descriptive (Google eBook)

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R. Clarke Company, 1903 - Yellowstone National Park - 355 pages
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Page 94 - That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may dem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same. Such regulations shall provide for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition.
Page 23 - He knew that he had now to run for his life, with the dreadful odds of five or six hundred against him, and those armed Indians ; he therefore cunningly replied that he was a very bad runner, although he was considered by the hunters as remarkably swift. ' The chief now commanded the party to remain stationary, and led Colter out on the prairie three or four hundred yards, and released him, bidding him save himself if he could.
Page 95 - He shall provide against the wanton destruction of the fish and game found within said park, and against their capture or destruction for the purposes of merchandise or profit.
Page 93 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the tract of land in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming, lying near the head-waters of the Yellowstone river...
Page 22 - Potts, who remained in the canoe, and on recovering it, pushed off into the river. He had scarcely quitted the shore when an arrow was shot at him, and he cried out,
Page 94 - Lake ; thence south along said meridian to the parallel of latitude passing ten miles south of the most southern point of Yellowstone Lake ; thence west along said parallel to the meridian passing fifteen miles west of the most western point of Madison Lake ; thence north along said meridian to the latitude of the junction of the Yellowstone and Gardiner's Rivers ; thence east to the place of beginning...
Page 94 - States, and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people...
Page 95 - ... The Secretary may, in his discretion, grant leases for building purposes for terms not exceeding ten years, of small parcels of ground, at such places in said park as shall require the erection of buildings for the accommodation of visitors; all of the proceeds of said leases, and all other revenues that may be derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended under his direction in the management of the same, and the construction of roads and bridle paths, therein.
Page 24 - ... to feel the spear of his pursuer. Again he turned his head, and saw the savage not twenty yards from him. Determined if possible to avoid the expected blow, he suddenly stopped, turned round, and spread out his arms. The Indian, surprised by the suddenness of the action, and perhaps...
Page 23 - Indian, and shot him dead on the spot. This conduct, situated as he was, may appear to have been an act of madness; but it was doubtless the effect of sudden, but sound reasoning; for if taken alive, he must have expected to be tortured to death, according to their custom.

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