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Yellowstone History: Corkscrew Bridge

corkscrew bridge

For a brief time, the Corkscrew Bridge helped define Yellowstone’s East Entrance road.

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Yellowstone History: Building The Old Faithful Inn

old faithful inn

June 1, 1904: the Old Faithful Inn opened for its inaugural season, after months of construction. And years of planning, hand-wrangling, and disputing.

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Yellowstone History: Punch Bowl Spring

punch bowl spring postcard 1909

Located just west of Daisy Geyser, on the way to Black Sand Basin, Punch Bowl Spring has a long history with Yellowstone visitors.

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Yellowstone History: The Devil’s Kitchen

DevilKitchenOldstereographdateunknown

The Devil’s Kitchen is all but unknown in today’s Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone History: Fort Yellowstone

fort yellowstone 1910 JP Clum Lantern

Can you visit Fort Yellowstone today? Yes and no.

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Yellowstone History: The Golden Gate Viaduct

Postcard of Golden Gate;Frank J Haynes;No date

For most of the 20th century, the Golden Gate viaduct was hailed as one of the premier engineering feats in Yellowstone National Park.

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Meet America’s New National Mammal, The Bison

bison, national mammal

It’s official: President Obama has signed legislation designating the American bison as the national mammal of the United States.

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Yellowstone History: Chittenden Bridge

Yellow buses on Chittenden Bridge;Frank J Haynes;No date

Modern day visitors to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone may take it for granted they can just drive between each rim. It wasn’t always so.

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Bison Poised To Become National Mammal

Bison_and_Red_Dog

It’s an understatement to say that bison have made a comeback.

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Yellowstone History: Laying the Roosevelt Arch Cornerstone

Roosevelt Speaking At Cornerstone Laying Ceremony 1903

April 24, 1903: Gardiner, Montana had its “big day” with the laying of the Roosevelt Arch cornerstone.

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