|A Trip West, 1935 (Page 4 of 7)
IN 1935 there were two summer deaths in Yellowstone: On July 20, Charles E. Strombaugh, 27, of Buhl, Idaho drowned
as a result of a car wreck in the Gardner River, between Mammoth Hot Springs and Gardiner, MT. On August 14, Glenn
LaRue Howard, 16, of Max, Nebraska, fell 6 ft. into a hot spring north of West Thumb, managed to climb out, and was
found a half hour later in a wooded area. He had burns over 95% of his body and died the next day. [from Lee H.
Whittlesey, Death in Yellowstone (Roberts Rinehart, Boulder, CO, 1995)]
Norris Geyser Basin from the road,
Looking down at three unidentified
tourists. The sign on the post says
"NORRIS PARKING AREA ENTRANCE"
(with an arrow pointing to the right).
Though always dangerous and today
strictly prohibited, feeding bears was at
one time a surprisingly accepted custom
at Yellowstone. The public had seen
photographs of President Harding feeding
a bear, and in 1927 President Coolidge and
park Superintendent Albright posed at
Roosevelt Lodge with a bear and cub a
few feet away. By the 1970s the park
began educating the public to the
potentially fatal consequences of
approaching and feeding bears and all park
"'Paint Pot' Yellowstone National Park,
1935." This is actually a view of Fountain
Paint Pots, an area now accessible only by
foot. Notice the proximity of cars in this
Rev. Markley identified this as "Grotto
Geyser" on the back of the photo as well
as on the front. The shadow of his straw
hat can be seen in the lower foreground.
Here are two views of Old Faithful as
seen in 1935. The encircling boardwalk
had not yet been built. Thankfully the
street light has since been removed.
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