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Old Yellowstone: History of Giant Geyser

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Giant Geyser is the central geyser of the Giant Group, which includes Mastiff Geyser and Bijou Geyser. In a “normal function eruption,” only Giant erupts, which means it will usually be shorter in terms of time and plume size, attaining 150 feet. Meanwhile, during a “Mastiff function eruption,” where Mastiff erupts alongside Giant (and sometimes Bijou), making Giant rocket upwards ...

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Old Yellowstone: Early Expeditions

view down the canyon from inspiration point 2015

Early expeditions were the foundation for the signing of the Act of Dedication on March 1, 1892, establishing Yellowstone National Park!

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Tribes Plan Protest at North Entrance, Seek Name Changes for Park Features

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Two Native American tribes have announced they will gather at Yellowstone’s North Entrance and protest in favor of changing the name of Hayden Valley and Mount Doane.

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Old Yellowstone: Jack Baronett – Namesake of Yellowstone’s Baronette Peak

Jack Baronett

The namesake of Baronette Peak – early Yellowstone National Park character John “Yellowstone Jack” Baronett.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Castle Geyser

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Castle Geyser is, of course, one of the most famous features in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Great Fountain Geyser

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As the only predictable geyser in the Lower Geyser Basin, Great Fountain Geyser has a history of prominence in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Yellowstone: The Misadventure of Truman Everts

Artwork from the Scribner's Monthly article, "Thirty-Seven Days of Peril"

October 10, 1870: Truman Everts was found in Yellowstone National Park after being lost for over a month.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Grotto Geyser

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Grotto Geyser is, hands-down, one of the most unusual thermal features in Yellowstone National Park.

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