Mattie Shipley Culver
The Mattie Shipley Culver home sources display will be finding a 2012 summer home at the Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.
Mattie is buried at the confluence of the Firehole River and Nez Perce Creek in Yellowstone National Park. I have written a biography about Mattie relying upon home sources to reveal her identity:
Not unlike today, life for women in the nineteenth century served up hearty challenges on a daily basis, though the burdens of 100 plus years ago certainly were of a different flavor. Mattie: A Woman's Journey West offers a taste of that life through the story of Martha "Mattie" Shipley Culver, whose life passage took her from her childhood in industrial new England and work in the New York textile industry to her role as the wife of a winter caretaker in Yellowstone National Park, where she died and was buried in 1889, at the age of 32.
This autograph book was instrumental in discovering Mattie's past.
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