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Old Yellowstone: History of Lost Lake

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In spite of its name, Yellowstone’s Lost Lake is remarkably easy to find.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Norris Blockhouse

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Before Fort Yellowstone came to be in the Mammoth area, the seat of power in Yellowstone National Park lay in another structure: the Norris blockhouse.

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Old Yellowstone: History of The Cottage Hotel

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By most estimates, the Cottage Hotel in Yellowstone National Park ranks low on the list of lost Yellowstone landmarks.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Emerald Pool

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Emerald Pool is (pun intended) one of the jewels of Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Moran Point

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Pity poor Moran Point along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, for it is unjustly forgotten.

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Book Review: The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake, all 40 seconds of it, was a defining moment in Yellowstone National Park’s history.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Castle Geyser

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Castle Geyser is, of course, one of the most famous features in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Queen’s Laundry

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Near Sentinel Meadows, you’ll find a curious remnant of Yellowstone National Park’s early history: The Queen’s Laundry.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Fan and Mortar Geysers

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Although not as famous as nearby Grotto or Grand Geysers, Fan and Mortar Geysers are an eminent delight to visitors.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Heart Lake

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Heart Lake, in the loosest sense possible, does resemble a heart, although not an anatomical one.

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