ABSTRACT

EARLY HISTORY The Glacier Park region was visited by white men fairly early in our history-perhaps by Lewis and Clark in 1804, and surely as early as 1810 when several men crossed Marias Pass. In 1846 Hugh Monroe is said to have visited and named St. Mary Lake; in 1853 A. W. Tinkham, an engineer, came in from the west, and the next year James Doty, traveling with a railroad survey

party, entered the park area from the east. In 1882 Professor Raphael Pumpelly tried to cross Cut Bank Pass, but found the snow too deep, but the next year he crossed the pass and discovered what was later named Pumpelly Glacier. With him was W. A. Stiles, for years editor of Professor Sargent's Garden and Forest, and W. R. Logan, long in the service of the Indian Bureau, and later first superintendent of Glacier Park. Logan Pass is named after him. Pumpelly and Stiles were vastly impressed with the scenery here.