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Old Yellowstone: History of Steamship Zillah

Steamboat Zellah, Yellowstone Lake;JP Clum Lantern;1910

The E.C. Waters may be the most famous boat in Yellowstone, but it had an important predecessor: the steamship Zillah.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Bath Lake

bathing-pool-mammoth-thomas-henry-thomas-1886

Nearly a century ago, Bath Lake was one of Mammoth Hot Springs’ chief attractions.

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Old Yellowstone: President Ford Speaks At Old Faithful

Old Faithful erupting behind President Gerald Ford;Cynthia Zimmerli;1976

Forty years ago today, President Gerald Ford delivered a speech in front of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: Before National Park Service, U.S. Army Managed Yellowstone

cavalry drill ynp

Before there was the National Park Service, there was the U.S. Army.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Automobile Travel in Yellowstone

Visitors beside tents & model A's;Photographer unknown;No date

1916 was the first full season a new mode of transportation was allowed in the Park—the automobile.

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Book Review: Through Early Yellowstone by Janet Chapple

through early yellowstone title

Traveling through early Yellowstone was a far different affair than it is today.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Electric Peak

electric peak a superb landmark of the north side 1920 national parks portfolio robert sterling yard JE Haynes photo

It’s a marvelous sight, seeing Electric Peak crest on the horizon.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Old Canyon Lodge Site

Photo by Liz Kearney

A handful of former Yellowstone employees who last worked together in the mid-to-late 1950s meet up at Lake Lodge for reunions.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Lower Hamilton Store

klamer's store upper geyser basin from reau campbell 1914 guide

Visitors to the Upper Geyser Basin, be they veterans or neophytes, would do well to check out the General Store located on the way to Castle Geyser.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Larry’s Lunch Station

Larry's Lunch Station

Larry Matthews is one of the most colorful and charming personalities in Yellowstone National Park history.

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