The first Yellowstone fishing tale was written by an East Coast socialite

One of the earliest stories about trout fishing in Yellowstone National Park was written at the turn of the 19th century by an adventurous East Coast woman.

It was 1897 when Mary Trowbridge Townsend’s byline was attached to an “Outing” magazine story simply titled “A Woman’s Trout-Fishing in Yellowstone Park.” The story begins with a very detailed description of the area around the Firehole River, a waterway where she said there was “the finest trout-fishing in the Park.”

LINK (via: Billings Gazette)

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