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Old Yellowstone: Bear Feeding

grizzly bears at feeding ground at canyon park in yellowstone george a grant 1939

Once upon a time, bear feeding was as popular (if not more so) than geyser watching in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: President Harding Visits the Park

President_Harding_in_Yellowstone_National_Park

July 1, 1923: President Warren G. Harding stood at Shoshone Point in Yellowstone National Park, and proposed to make history.

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Old Yellowstone: Thomas Wolfe Visits Yellowstone National Park

Courtesy of Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, NC

June 27, 1938: novelist Thomas Wolfe stood with arms akimbo watching Old Faithful erupt. Three months later, he was dead.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Mammoth Bison Showpen

bison in mammoth circa 1914 nprr brochure

For most of the first half of the 20th century, the surest way to see Yellowstone bison was in Mammoth Hot Springs, from the comfort of your car.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Corkscrew Bridge

corkscrew bridge

For a brief time, the Corkscrew Bridge helped define Yellowstone’s East Entrance road.

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Old Yellowstone: History of The Old Faithful Inn

old faithful inn

June 1, 1904: the Old Faithful Inn opened for its inaugural season, after months of construction. And years of planning, hand-wrangling, and disputing.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Punch Bowl Spring

punch bowl spring postcard 1909

Located just west of Daisy Geyser, on the way to Black Sand Basin, Punch Bowl Spring has a long history with Yellowstone visitors.

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Old Yellowstone: History of The Devil’s Kitchen

DevilKitchenOldstereographdateunknown

The Devil’s Kitchen is all but unknown in today’s Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Fort Yellowstone

fort yellowstone 1910 JP Clum Lantern

Can you visit Fort Yellowstone today? Yes and no.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Golden Gate Viaduct

Postcard of Golden Gate;Frank J Haynes;No date

For most of the 20th century, the Golden Gate viaduct was hailed as one of the premier engineering feats in Yellowstone National Park.

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