Historic Rocky Mountain National ParkHistoric Rocky Mountain National Park



National Parks and American History


In two books in the Historic National Parks series, Randi tells the tales of Native Americans, explorers, settlers, miners, ranchers, and environmentalists who shaped the western parks.


Historic Rocky Mountain National Park

Who was the first to climb Longs Peak? Who discovered the park, and what did they do when they got here? Who walked these trails long before European-Americans made their way across the Great Plains? Who shot Rocky Mountain Jim? All these questions are many more are answered in this lively chronicle of the early days before Rocky Mountain became a national park.


Historic Glacier National Park

How long have the Blackfeet and Kootenai lived in northwestern Montana? Why is there a statue in Marias Pass? Who is the Cattle Queen, and why is there a creek named for her? Discover the hidden tales of the people, places, and adventures that made this glorious park possible.


Also available:

Historical Tours: The New York Immigrant Experience

Historical Tours: Gettysburg

Historical Tours: Fredericksburg

Historical Tours: Washington, DC

New Orleans: A Guided Tour Through History

Passport To Your National Parks Companion Guides: National Capital Region

Passport To Your National Parks Companion Guides: North Atlantic Region

Passport To Your National Parks Companion Guides: Southeast Region


Will there be more Passport Companion Guides? Click here for the story of the little series that wouldn’t give up...but finally did.