Elizabeth “Betsy” Watry
Elizabeth “Betsy” Watry is an independent scholar specializing in nineteenth and early-twentieth century cultural history of the American West. Her primary research interests are early exploration, transportation, tourism, and women’s history.
She holds a Master’s Degree in History from Montana State University and is the co-author of Images of America: Yellowstone National Park (2008), Images of America: Fort Yellowstone (2012) and Images of America: Livingston (MT) (2009) published by Arcadia Publishing, and Ho! For Wonderland: Travelers’ Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914 (2009) published by the University of New Mexico.
Her most recent book Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park (2012) won the nationally recognized WILLA Literary Award for scholarly non-fiction in 2013.
Retired Yellowstone Park Historian