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Old Yellowstone: History of the Devil’s Slide

Devil's Slide near Corwin Springs, Montana;Geology;Replogle;1965

The Devil’s Slide might sound like a chief attraction for an amusement park; perhaps it’s a rollicking roller coaster or an impressively large log flume.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Morning Glory Pool

Postcard of Morning Glory Pool;Frank J Haynes;No date

On the outer limits of the Upper Geyser Basin sits a once majestic thermal pool: Morning Glory Pool.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Yellowstone Lake Islands

Annie_boat_Hayden

Most of the Yellowstone Lake islands aren’t broadly noteworthy in Yellowstone National Park’s history, with the exception of Dot Island.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Sapphire Pool

Sapphire Pool, Biscuit Basin;JP Clum Lantern slide;Around 1910

Before the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake, Sapphire Pool was a placid and majestic feature.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Canyon Hotel

Postcard #144 - Grand Canyon Hotel;Frank J Haynes;1911 - 1959

Lodging in Yellowstone National Park has been in continuous development since the Park’s founding in 1872.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Liberty Cap

Tourist group at Liberty Cap;Photographer unknown;1888

Have you ever wondered how Mammoth Hot Springs’ Liberty Cap got its name?

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Old Yellowstone: History of Minute Man Geyser

Minute_man_Shoshone_1975

Have you ever seen Minute Man Geyser erupt? You might have without knowing it.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Handkerchief Pool

Postcard of Handkerchief Pool;1928

These days, Handkerchief Pool doesn’t crop up as a must-see Yellowstone attraction, but it was once as famous as Old Faithful Geyser.

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Old Yellowstone: Glass Cliffs And Nutmeg – Weird Tales From Yellowstone History

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

If you had never seen Yellowstone National Park before, how would you react to a description of it?

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Old Yellowstone: History of Excelsior Geyser

Excelsior_Geyser_Haynes_1888

If Old Faithful Geyser has all the pomp of a performance, Excelsior Geyser in its heyday had the excitement of an event.

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