History

Old Yellowstone: Bear Feeding

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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Old Yellowstone: History of Fort Yellowstone

Can you visit Fort Yellowstone today? Yes and no.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Golden Gate Viaduct

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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