Army Letters From An Officer's Wife, 1871-1888, By Frances M.A. Roe

















































































































































 -  We also have two saddle horses.
By having tents and our own transportation we can remain as long as we - Page 340
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We Also Have Two Saddle Horses. By Having Tents And Our Own Transportation We Can Remain As Long As We Wish At Any One Place, And Can Go To Many Out-Of-The-Way Spots That The Regular Tourist Does Not Even Hear Of.

But I do not intend to weary you with long descriptions of the park, the wonderful geysers, or the exquisitely tinted water in many of the springs, but to tell you of our trip, that has been most enjoyable from the very minute we left Livingstone.

We camped one night by the Fire-Hole River, where there is a spring I would like to carry home with me! The water is very hot - boils up a foot or so all the year round, and is so buoyant that in a porcelain tub of ordinary depth we found it difficult to do otherwise than float, and its softening effect upon the skin is delightful. A pipe has been laid from the spring to the little hotel, where it is used for all sorts of household purposes. Just fancy having a stream of water that a furnace somewhere below has brought to boiling heat, running through your house at any and all times. They told us that during the winter when everything is frozen, all kinds of wild animals come to drink at the overflow of the spring. There are hundreds of hot springs in the park, I presume, but that one at Marshall's is remarkable for the purity of its water.

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