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Yellowstone History: Bechler River

bechler river 1964 RG Johnsson

Cutthroat trout, cascading waterfalls: the Bechler River system in remote Yellowstone National Park seems to have it all.

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Yellowstone History: Sportsman Lake Patrol Cabin

Newly completed Sportsman Lake patrol cabin;Photographer unknown;After 1988

Most visitors to Yellowstone National Park have probably never seen the Sportsman Lake patrol cabin.

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Yellowstone History: Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity

Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity

Since 2010, the Old Faithful Visitor Center has been a draw for people looking to take a break from the boardwalks.

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Yellowstone History: Thumb Lunch Station

Postcard #208 - (West) Thumb Lunch Station;Frank J Haynes;No date

A somewhat sleepy destination for some, West Thumb Geyser Basin was once a bustling part of Yellowstone, especially around the old Thumb Lunch Station.

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Yellowstone History: Lost Lake

1878 preliminary geo map of ynp

In spite of its name, Yellowstone’s Lost Lake is remarkably easy to find.

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Yellowstone History: Norris Blockhouse

norris blockhouse 1879 photographer unknown

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

pasqueflower 2014 neal herbert

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

cottage hotel date unknown

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

Yellowstone winterkeeper

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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