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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Emerson Hough

EMERSON HOUGH was born at Newton, Iowa, June 28, 1857. He graduated at the State University and in 1880 traveled extensively through the wildest portions of the west, exploring the Yellowstone Park on snow shoes. It was largely due to this trip that the act was passed by Congress for the protection of the buffalo. Since 1889 Mr. Hough has been western manager of Forest and Stream. He is best known through his graphic pictures of the west of twenty years ago. The “Story of a Cowboy” is in truth a history of a class that will soon be extinct. “The Girl of the Halfway House” is also a strong story of the west. “The Mississippi Bubble” is his latest work.