National Geographic : 1928 Jul
TRAILING HISTORY DOWN THE BIG MUDDY Photograph courtesy U. S. Army Engineers FANTASTIC FORMATIONS NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE MISSOURI In parts of North and South Dakota erosion has produced forms as weird as those to be found in the Grand Canyon. It was this region between the Yellowstone and the Little Missouri that General Alfred Sully, the Indian fighter, picturesquely christened "Hell-with-the-Lights Out" (see text, page 91). Photograph from Lewis R. Freeman THE AUTHOR SWAPS YARNS WITH FELLOW VOYAGERS Bismarck, capital of North Dakota, is a city of about 1o,ooo people. Perhaps the author and the occupants of the house boat to which his tiny craft is moored are telling "weather stories," for the annual temperature range at this little city is not infrequently 147 degrees.