History

Old Yellowstone: 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

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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Old Yellowstone: Black Growler Steam Vent

Black Growler Steam Vent doesn’t get much press these days, but it was once held up as a preeminent feature in the Norris Geyser Basin.

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Old Yellowstone: The Life and Death of Yellowstone’s Mattie Culver

mattie culver

There are a couple of graves in Yellowstone and a cemetery or two, but there’s one in a rather busy spot overlooking the Firehole River and a popular picnic area.

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Old Yellowstone: Apollinaris Spring

Somewhat off the beaten (or shall we say paved) track in Yellowstone National Park, Apollinaris Spring has an illustrious history with the park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Gibbon Falls

Falling 84 feet along the Gibbon River, Gibbon Falls has been a perennial delight for Yellowstone National Park visitors since the 1880s.

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Old Yellowstone: Herbert Maier

Herbert Maier is not a name commonly associated with Yellowstone National Park, but it should be, given his contributions to the park experience.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Bechler River

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

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Old Yellowstone: History of Sportsman Lake Patrol Cabin

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

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Old Yellowstone: History of the 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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Old Yellowstone: History of Thumb Lunch Station

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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