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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: History of Norris Blockhouse

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Before Fort Yellowstone came to be in the Mammoth area, the seat of power in Yellowstone National Park lay in another structure: the Norris blockhouse.

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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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Yellowstone Books: Yellowstone and the Great West

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Although it was not the first expedition through the region, the 1871 Hayden Geological Survey really did help Yellowstone become a national park.

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Yellowstone Books: Empire of Shadows

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Who would ever go so far as to call Yellowstone National Park an “empire of shadows?”

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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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