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Pair of Historians Supports Name Change for Mount Doane

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A pair of Montana historians says they support a call from a pair of Native American tribes to change the name of Mount Doane in Yellowstone National Park.

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Cabin Restoration Reconnects Family to Yellowstone National Park

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Here’s a Yellowstone story that spans more than 50 years and two unrelated families.

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Jack Baronett: Namesake of Yellowstone’s Baronette Peak

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Do you ever wonder about the names of places—geysers, mountain peaks, rivers, canyons—when you’re driving through Yellowstone National Park?

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Yellowstone History: Lone Star Geyser

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Although it’s one of the most popular thermal features in Yellowstone National Park, the origins of Lone Star Geyser are somewhat obscure.

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Yellowstone History: Black Growler Steam Vent

stereograph black growler_whose steam kills trees and whose roaring startles tourists_Underwood & Underwood 1901

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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The Life and Death of Yellowstone’s Mattie Culver

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There are a couple of graves in Yellowstone and a cemetery or two, but there’s one in a rather busy spot overlooking the Firehole River and a popular picnic area.

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New Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook Charms Visitors

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The long-awaited viewing platform of Grand Prismatic Spring, one of Yellowstone’s most famous hot springs, opened late last week.

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Yellowstone History: 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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Hustle and Bustle in Yellowstone on Memorial Day

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Baby bison, tiny bear cubs, coyotes, elk in velvet, wolf dens—and a whole lot of people were all part of Memorial Day in Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone History: Lost Lake

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

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