Yellowstone National Park Has A Lone Historical Grave In A Picnic Area

Yellowstone National Park Has A Lone Historical Grave In A Picnic Area


we’re here in Yellowstone National Park to visit the Pioneer
Woman Mattie Culver today on Colorado Martin Living. Isn’t that beautiful not too
shabby chick just north of Old Faithful in a
picturesque picnic area lies a lone pioneer woman named Maddie
Culver and I’m gonna tell you her story and who
she was most people that come here to picnic or to enjoy the beautiful creeks don’t even know Maddie’s there so I’m here at Maddy culpers grave she
was also known as Maddy Shipley that’s what the S stands for on her grave that
was her maiden name she was married to Ellery Culver and they lived here at the
fire hole hotel which it was a very primitive hotel and our standards but in
the middle of the wilderness here it was a welcome spot for people on the
stagecoach that would come down from Mammoth Springs so she and her husband
ran the hotel it is since gone and his site was somewhere over in this area
over here she spent an entire summer here working the hotel with her husband
and then returned to Billings and came back the following winter to be the
winter caretakers but Maddy soon discovered before she came back that she
had to be a tuberculosis better known as consumption in those days and she got
sicker and sicker and sicker it was very apparent that she was in the third
stages of consumption and by March 2nd she passed which you can see on her
grave but it was cold and the ground was still hard and Ellery was just
heartbroken not to mention they had a baby
theta and so Ellery was out here by himself with the baby and his dead wife
so there were military men that were close by and they came to try to help
him and they brought wine barrels and they
took the wine barrels and they wrapped her body and they put her inside the
wine barrels so they put one lime barrel this way in one wine barrel this way
to protect her body from predators and they waited until the ground was soft
enough to bury her right where I stand so friends that worked here in the area
and military helped him bury Maddie and she’s been here ever since
Ellery is not buried here he lived many years after that he took
their daughter to family members in Spokane Washington where they – lived
until she was 19 so Ellery was just heartbroken he lost his wife he lost his
daughter and he ended up going to Los Angeles and dying in a soldier’s
Hospital where they took care of him into his death and he’s buried there now
so Ellery and and Maddie were separated in internat II and hopefully you got
there they’re together now and so many people come to this park and they pay
her respects and you can see she’s got the flowers and the flag on her grave
and and they take care of the grave so rest in peace Maddie so this is fountain flat Drive we’re
seeing if this is the picnic area over here gets us on the other side of your
Creek this is fire river
as Pierce here we go so our unfound flat drive and we’re coming into the picnic
area and it’s beautiful right next to the creek so just to my left is the bathrooms we
are going west towards one of the creeks and the parking lot is behind me
especially the entrance is right behind me
so she’s right in the first part of the entrance and if you just walk towards
the creek she’s very close there’s a big meadow out over that way in a road and
here she is Maddie colder so they have these big posts up to keep
the Buffalo from trampling all over her grave and as you can see many people
have come to visit her and pay their respects including the Buffalo she sits
out here by the river all by herself separated them I’ll Lori
who is buried in California in a soldier’s graveyard in Los Angeles he
was part of God and what Garr is are it’s kind of the precursor it was a
precursor to the wflw Veterans of Foreign Wars but back in the Civil War
days we hadn’t fought foreign war everything had been fought on our ground
and so these were the gentlemen who fought in the Civil War and it
eventually came the wflw so he’s in his soldiers Cemetery in Los Angeles
so here’s Maddy just think Maddy lived out here when
there was no tourists there was nothing out here but with Buffalo and these
beautiful geysers what she must would have thought she would have walked
around with her baby and just hiked all over the place
she must was a wonderful place that’s wonderful it is her story is absolutely
beautiful yes it is real Kiedis to doing it’s getting out away wherever it was
not as you can see behind us there’s no people maybe from all the busses yeah
there are people here it’s just it’s a lot less than they’re here
so pack a picnic and come out here and visit Maddy and pay your respects make sure to check out the links in the
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100 thoughts on “Yellowstone National Park Has A Lone Historical Grave In A Picnic Area

  1. – pretty creek thee, the story makes me sad but happy for him now with her husband , i hope soon i can go there , new friend here , i just joined ur chann3l , i hope u do visit also my chann3l and watch some of my vide0s then h!t the zubzkrayb and b3ll button .. tnx n God Bless!!

  2. Wow that national park looks absolutely stunning ? and kind of a magical place to be laid to rest after hearing that heartbreaking story

  3. Got 3 to catch up on.
    What a story and tribute! Thank you for sharing this history.
    Good directions too.

  4. What a nice tribute to one of our pioneer ladies. So many of their graves become lost, but they've done a wonderful job protecting on honoring hers.

  5. Woah! When were you in Yellowstone, we were there a couple of weeks ago! Cool story but love how cinematic it was! -Amber

  6. Wow love your video it is really beautiful and very interesting history so thank you for sharing ???, have a wonderful day

  7. A very powerful story….a beautiful tribute. Haven't been to Yellowstone yet….on my bucket list. Tfs.

  8. I have never been to Yellowstone before, looks beautiful. That’s really sad. But I am glad that they were able to get help to keep her body safe, so they could properly bury her.

  9. hey guys great video , thank you for sharing you done it in a way that was unique and i really enjoyed it look forward to watching more of your content =)

  10. HI CM,  Thanks for your wonderful film in Yellowstone . .amazing place for sure that i have camped in quite a bit !!!! Wonderfully entertaining and informative film as always my friends !!!   Have a great week and all the best to you . . jeff

  11. Wrapping her body in the wine barrels sounds horrible, what an awful way to go. I can only imagine the energy that is ingrained in the fabric of that place. So nice to be shown around and given the background. Awesome share, cheers to being amazing!! ❤❤❤

  12. Oh wow i would have never known their was a grave. It's all beautiful and breathtaking. I learn something new everytime i watch you guys!

  13. Very nice video. Interestingly enough, it would seem that the Old Hotel was located on the site of that circular parking space, if not a tad more north. The position of the road (and perhaps even of that of the bridge itself) seem to not have changed over time. Very informative video. ?

  14. Hi dear CM, thanks for sharing the amazing story of Mattie…great this pioneer is still remembered and thanks for sharing. This is a beautiful place….have a wonderful day my friends ?

  15. Very Touching video my friends to show respect for the dead . We can all hope to be remembered in such a way thanks for sharing this story with us. Have a great week my friends. 81?

  16. Man, I have been begging my husband for three summers now to go on a road trip / camping trip with me to Yellowstone. Maybe next summer *sigh*. Didn't know about this little gravesite – very interesting and sad tale. Hopefully NEXT SUMMER JOEY I get to go see it for myself. LOL

  17. Dear friend.Big Thumbs up from me for this nice video!??? Thanks for sharing ! Wish You a wonderful evening ! Many kind greetings, /Rogn .

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of history! I didn't know about Mattie's life and grave and we will definitely pay our respects next time we are in Yellowstone.

  19. Hi, supertoll, freue mich auf unsere Freundschaft und gegenseitige Unterstützung ? wir bleiben in Kontakt, freue mich auf deinen Besuch , wünsche dir noch eine schöne Woche. Liebe Grüße Siggi

  20. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT PLACE!!! I SAW IT SO MANY TIMES IN BBC FILMS) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL VIDEO!

  21. River!! & windy!!!!!
    I love it!!!
    It’s beautiful no doubts!
    Omg…. it would be like I’m in a dream if I could be there.
    I’m glad with her that the rest place of her is right by the wonderful place like that….. R.I.P. Jane…. from the story made me love you for some reason….

  22. Oooh what a story! Yellowstone is an amazing place, when I get back there, I’m going to visit Mattie. Thank you so much !?✌?

  23. Beautiful recount. I've been to Yellowstone dozens of time and missed this monument. Thank you for sharing this history of the Culver family. ?Jen

  24. I listened to this video when Ken watched it earlier…catching up a little this morning as I sip coffee

    We hope to get to Yellowstone next summer but who knows?! Life has a way of making it’s own plans sometimes? Aim in a direction and Go with the flow?

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  26. Yellowstone is one of my favorite places in the U.S.. I didn't stop by her grave though. Great video and information ❤ Could you imagine living there back then.

  27. Thanks for being my regular visitor, I am watching this fabulous buried alone video, makes sense cause we come alone unless we are twins, and alone we go!!! I am sending hugs sunshine smiles rainbows ? and?

  28. What a sad and interesting story! Never heard anything about it before! Thanks so much for sharing! I kinda like to think that people have picnics there… Love that people take her flowers. It really is a beautiful area. – Annaleis

  29. Yellowstone is on my bucket list. What a beautiful spot to spend eternity. Too bad all three couldn't be together. Enjoyed hearing her story. Thanks, Colorado!

  30. Wow, a very interesting story behind this lone grave. Too bad he had to go through all the deaths in his family.

  31. Wow we were right there and didn’t know about her. We will be paying our respect next time we are there. Thanks for sharing this. Absolutely beautiful and well put together.

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