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Are We Still Feeling Effects of 1959’s Hebgen Lake Earthquake?

1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

The massive 7.2-magnitude Hebgen Lake earthquake on August 17, 1959 is still affecting the Yellowstone National Park region, according to a team of geophysicists at the University of Utah, who say a swarm of up to 3,000 events near Maple Creek from June 2017 to June 2018 is tied to that event.

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Old Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park Protection Act

view down the canyon from inspiration point 2015

When President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law on March 1, 1872, he created the National Park Service — as well as creating America’s First National Park, Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Steamboat Geyser

Steamboat Geyser in steam phase, September 2014

Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser has long held the title of “World’s Tallest Geyser.”

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Old Yellowstone: Early Expeditions

view down the canyon from inspiration point 2015

Early expeditions were the foundation for the signing of the Act of Dedication on March 1, 1892, establishing Yellowstone National Park!

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Book Review: Howard Eaton, Yellowstone National Park Trailblazer

Howard Eaton

Imagine taking a 20-day, 157-mile horseback trip through Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: Wyoming Photographer Pays Homage to Historic Yellowstone Photos

Courtesy of Bradley Boner

For the 1871 Hayden Survey, William Henry Jackson took photographs throughout Yellowstone.  Between 2011 and 2013, Jackson, Wyoming photographer Bradley Boner traveled around the Park and re-shot nearly every image taken by Jackson.

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Old Yellowstone: Jack Baronett – Namesake of Yellowstone’s Baronette Peak

Jack Baronett

The namesake of Baronette Peak – early Yellowstone National Park character John “Yellowstone Jack” Baronett.

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Old Yellowstone: Lone Star Geyser

lone star geyser detroit publishing company postcard 1900_1909

Although it’s one of the most popular thermal features in Yellowstone National Park, the origins of Lone Star Geyser are somewhat obscure.

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Old Yellowstone: Remembering Yellowstone’s “Uncle John” Yancey

Yancey

Just outside of Gardiner, Montana sits a small cemetery on a hill.

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Old Yellowstone: 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

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On August 17, 1959, around 11:37 p.m., Yellowstone National Park was changed forever when a large quake shook man-made Hebgen Lake.

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