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Salt Lake City Resident Saves, Restores Yellowstone Yellow Buses

Photo courtesy of Merrick Maxfield

Once upon a time, Yellow Buses were the way to see Yellowstone National Park in style.

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Yellowstone History: Mammoth Bison Showpen

bison in mammoth circa 1914 nprr brochure

For most of the first half of the 20th century, the surest way to see Yellowstone bison was in Mammoth Hot Springs, from the comfort of your car.

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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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