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Homesteading With the Elk
Homesteading With the Elk
Author: Bertha Chambers Gillette
ISBN-13: 9780965589604
ISBN-10: 0965589609
Publication Date: 1/1967
Pages: 190
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Quilt House
Book Type: Paperback
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Homesteading with the Elk is a recapitulation of the exciting and adventuresome breadth and depth of the famous Jackson Hole country in Wyoming--a historical novel told in such a manner that will prohibit you from putting this book down until you have read it in its entirety.
It depicts the pioneer life of many early settlers of the Flat Creek Territory, in the shadows of the mighty Tetons, near Yellowstone Park, where elk trampled ground and ate farmers' haystacks to keep from starvation and annihilation during severe winter months.

The story continues on down through the development of the elk refuge in Jackson Hole from the beginning when the Government purchased 1,760 acres of land, to the present time when the refuge encompasses some 20,030 acres.

The story tells of the ranchers and mountain men alike who battle the massive elk herds, the long hard winters, and the oncoming of civilization to the country. This territory now is the feeding ground for the largest herd of elk in the world, and the playground for thousands of tourists, dudes and residents annually.