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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

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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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John Clayton Discusses Yellowstone as Cultural Icon

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Author John Clayton credits his parents for instilling in him an interest in national parks.

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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: Black Growler Steam Vent

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Black Growler Steam Vent doesn’t get much press these days, but it was once held up as a preeminent feature in the Norris Geyser Basin.

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Book Review: Wonderlandscape by John Clayton

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Most everyone who visits Yellowstone National Park probably has a story to tell about their time there, be it banal or profound.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Gibbon Falls

gibbon falls circa 1910 from to geyserland oregon short line brochure

Falling 84 feet along the Gibbon River, Gibbon Falls has been a perennial delight for Yellowstone National Park visitors since the 1880s.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Bechler River

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Cutthroat trout, cascading waterfalls: the Bechler River system in remote Yellowstone National Park seems to have it all.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Lost Lake

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In spite of its name, Yellowstone’s Lost Lake is remarkably easy to find.

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An Adventure Down to Old Faithful on Reopened Roads

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“Opening day” can only mean one thing to baseball fans. But opening day only means one thing to Yellowstone fans—the first day you can drive to Old Faithful in the spring.

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