Come meet Montana native and Yellowstone travel expert Janet Chapple. Janet is the editor of an anthology of travel stories, Through Early Yellowstone, which takes readers from the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition of 1870 through 1916, when automobiles were allowed into the park. The adventurers include an intrepid mother who posted the sign “July 4th, Park or Bust” on her family’s covered wagon, a round-the-world cyclist, a hiker who walked the Grand Loop Road for fun, an expert guide on skis, and a New York horsewoman. Along with numerous historical photos, engravings, and maps, the book features a color gallery of watercolors from 1884 by Welshman Thomas H. Thomas.
This anthology was recently nominated as a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist.
Janet Chapple is a Montana native whose parents once worked at Old Faithful Inn, the historic lodge in Yellowstone Park. She is the author of four previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures and the co-translator of Yellowstone, Land of Wonders, an 1883 travelogue to and through Yellowstone by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq. In June 2016, she published Through Early Yellowstone, with travel stories she selected and annotated. Foreword Magazine has described Janet as “Yellowstone Institute student, professional cellist, and geyser geek.” She and her husband live in Oakland, California.