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Yellowstone History: Norris Blockhouse

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Before Fort Yellowstone came to be in the Mammoth area, the seat of power in Yellowstone National Park lay in another structure: the Norris blockhouse.

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Yellowstone Natural History: Pasqueflower

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If you’ve visited Yellowstone at all this past week, you’ve probably noticed the purplish pasqueflower heads springing up on the hillsides.

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Yellowstone History: The Cottage Hotel

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By most estimates, the Cottage Hotel in Yellowstone National Park ranks low on the list of lost Yellowstone landmarks.

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Catching Up With Yellowstone Winterkeeper Jeff Henry

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What comes down must get shoveled off, at least in Yellowstone winterkeeper Jeff Henry’s wintry world.

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Yellowstone Employees Celebrate Annual “Winter Olympics”

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As if spending a winter working at Old Faithful isn’t fun enough in its own right, there’s a longstanding tradition of holding an informal “Winter Olympics” among seasonal employees—complete with opening ceremonies, 10 days of contests and events and even a closing ceremony.

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How Santa Gets Around Yellowstone National Park

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Rachel Cudmore loves her job in Yellowstone National Park, but every December she loves it just a little bit more.

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Yellowstone History: Emerald Pool

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Emerald Pool is (pun intended) one of the jewels of Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone History: Moran Point

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Pity poor Moran Point along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, for it is unjustly forgotten.

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Book Review: The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake, all 40 seconds of it, was a defining moment in Yellowstone National Park’s history.

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Yellowstone History: Castle Geyser

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Castle Geyser is, of course, one of the most famous features in Yellowstone National Park.

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