Mattie S. Culver - Yellowstone, WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 44° 34.686 W 110° 49.892
12T E 513375 N 4936098
Quick Description: Located near the Nez Perce Picnic area in Yellowstone National Park.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 4:53:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Y7T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 74

Long Description:
During the winter of 1888-1889, E. C. Culver served as winter caretaker at the Firehole Hotel, and lived there with his wife Mattie and daughter Theda. Mattie Culver was tubercular and Culver hoped the mountain air would help improve his wife’s health. Sadly, Mattie continued to worsen, and died on March 2, 1889. Heavy snows and frozen ground made proper burial impossible. Solders from the nearby Fountain soldier station helped place Mattie’s body in two barrels covered with snow. She remained there until properly laid to rest when the ground thawed in the spring. A tombstone marking her grave near the present Nez Perce Picnic area reads, “Mattie S. wife of E. C. Culver died March 2, 1889, aged 30 years.”

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First Name: Mattie

Last Name: Culver

Died: 03/02/1889

Born: Not listed

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