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

 -  It would be utterly impossible
for man or beast to reach it.

Another nature study that we have seen in - Page 350
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It Would Be Utterly Impossible For Man Or Beast To Reach It.

Another nature study that we have seen in the park, and which, to me, was most wonderful, was a large beaver village.

Of course most people of the Northwest have seen beaver villages of various sizes, but that one was different, and should be called a city. There were elevated roads laid off in squares that run with great precision from one little house to the other. There are dozens and dozens of houses - perhaps a hundred - in the marshy lake, and the amount of intelligence and cunning the little animals have shown in the construction of their houses and elevated roads is worth studying. They are certainly fine engineers.

We take the road home from here, but go a much more direct route, which will be by ambulance all the way to Fort Ellis, instead of going by the cars from Mammoth Hot Springs. I am awfully glad of this, as it will make the trip one day longer, and take us over a road that is new to us, although it is the direct route from Ellis to the Park through Rocky Canon.


ONLY a few days more, and then we will be off for the East! It is over seven years since we started from Corinne on that long march north, and I never dreamed at that time that I would remain right in this territory, until a splendid railroad would be built to us from another direction to take us out of it.

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