Landscapes - William H Wiley

Nature and Wildlife Images in the Wild

Contact Information

William H. Wiley

402-875-1809

bill@wmwiley.com


1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Waterfalls with Personal History

Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park was named by a relative of Bill Wiley…the sister of his grandfather, Claude L. Morrison (1874-1962). Alberta Morrison (1867-1949) married Abner E. Sprague (1850-1943) and they were some of the first settlers in the Moraine Valley area, which later became part of RMNP when it was designated a national park in 1915. The two were true pioneers, first living in a sod house in the mountains and later building and managing two tourist ranches, Sprague’s Lodge and Steads Ranch. Abner named Alberta Falls after his wife and later dammed a nearby creek to create Sprague Lake.