Motoring to Yellowstone in Mike Dowling’s Oakland! By Dorothy Dowling Prichard as told to Barry Prichard. Michael J. “Mike” Dowling (1866-1921) “Thank God I’m not a cripple!” He was frozen in a blizzard at age 14. Lost both feet, one hand and all fingers from the other. Refused welfare, instead asked for two terms at Carleton College. Became a teacher, editor, and speaker of Minnesota Legislature. National Secretary of Republican League. President of Olivia State Bank. U.S. Commissioner to the Philippines, Mayor of Olivia. Drove the first car in the county. Made the first trip by car from Minneapolis to Yellowstone. Made International Red Cross tour to inspire WWI disabled veterans. He was the inspiration for Courage Center, advocates for people with disabilities. His wife, Jennie Dowling was a founder of Camp Courage. He fathered three daughters, danced and hunted big game. When he put on his “legs” each day, he also put on his smile. Paperback, 98 pages, includes 50 rare photographs and a bibliography.