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Old Yellowstone: History of Larry’s Lunch Station

Larry's Lunch Station

Larry Matthews is one of the most colorful and charming personalities in Yellowstone National Park history.

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Old Yellowstone: President Harding Visits the Park

President_Harding_in_Yellowstone_National_Park

July 1, 1923: President Warren G. Harding stood at Shoshone Point in Yellowstone National Park, and proposed to make history.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Mammoth Bison Showpen

bison in mammoth circa 1914 nprr brochure

For most of the first half of the 20th century, the surest way to see Yellowstone bison was in Mammoth Hot Springs, from the comfort of your car.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Punch Bowl Spring

punch bowl spring postcard 1909

Located just west of Daisy Geyser, on the way to Black Sand Basin, Punch Bowl Spring has a long history with Yellowstone visitors.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Chittenden Bridge

Yellow buses on Chittenden Bridge;Frank J Haynes;No date

Modern day visitors to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone may take it for granted they can just drive between each rim. It wasn’t always so.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Roosevelt Arch Cornerstone

Roosevelt Speaking At Cornerstone Laying Ceremony 1903

April 24, 1903: Gardiner, Montana had its “big day” with the laying of the Roosevelt Arch cornerstone.

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Old Yellowstone: President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 Trip

Roosevelt Camp in Yellowstone 1903

President Theodore Roosevelt’s visit to Yellowstone in 1903 is an integral part to his mystique and legend.

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Old Yellowstone: History of the Yellowstone Lake Islands

Annie_boat_Hayden

Most of the Yellowstone Lake islands aren’t broadly noteworthy in Yellowstone National Park’s history, with the exception of Dot Island.

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Old Yellowstone: History of Handkerchief Pool

Postcard of Handkerchief Pool;1928

These days, Handkerchief Pool doesn’t crop up as a must-see Yellowstone attraction, but it was once as famous as Old Faithful Geyser.

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