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Old Yellowstone: 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

state_highway_287_slumped_into_hebgen_lake

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

stereograph black growler_whose steam kills trees and whose roaring startles tourists_Underwood & Underwood 1901

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

apollinaris spring august 14 1957 Teisberg

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

gibbon falls circa 1910 from to geyserland oregon short line brochure

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 et al next to Norris Museum

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

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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Old Yellowstone: History of 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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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

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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