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Old Yellowstone: History of the Fountain Hotel

Fountain_Hotel_Around_1910

Historic hotels remain a significant attraction in Yellowstone National Park today.

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Old Yellowstone: Dude Wranglers, Savages and Scissorbills – Visiting Yellowstone in 1915

Mammoth Hotel with stagecoaches;Photographer unknown;No date

Those with an interest in Yellowstone history may be amused this account of the colorful characters guiding visitors through the Park in 1915, in these tales of dude wranglers, savages and more.

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Old Yellowstone: 1920s Movies

Yellowstone 1920s movies

We’ve all seen the hundreds and hundreds of historic Haynes postcards and photos, but for a great look at the Park from a bygone era, check out these amazing Yellowstone 1920s movies.

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Old Yellowstone: Cook-Folsom-Peterson Expedition

David Folsom

Papers compiled by David E. Folsom after the first organized expedition to what would become Yellowstone National Park — the Cook-Folsom-Peterson Expedition of 1869 — have been uncovered and subsequently purchased by Montana State University.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Decker’s Geyser

Steamboat Geyser

After some media exposure. the woman behind Decker’s Island and Decker’s Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been identified and her family contacted.

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Old Yellowstone: House of Antlers

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Known as the House of Horns, the Antler House or the House of Antlers, this structure was one of many early attempts by National Park Service to draw visitors to Yellowstone National Park. The first in an occasional series of looks back at Lost Yellowstone.

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Old Yellowstone: The Roosevelt Arch

Roosevelt Arch

Roosevelt Arch

By Sean Reichard

There are many icons in Yellowstone National Park, in and of itself one of the most iconic places in the United States. Old Faithful Geyser, Castle Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, Old Faithful Inn, a herd of bison, a lone elk standing proudly on a hill as the sun rises.

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Old Yellowstone: the Ghosts of Cinnabar

Everyone is familiar with ghost towns. They’re places where people used to live but left for some reason, usually financial reasons. What are left are the buildings. Sometimes they’re well preserved, other times they are fragile shells falling apart on each other. In the case of Cinnabar, Montana, there’s nothing left. Were you to go visit the site, which is ...

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