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Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park boasts a rich history.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is one of the earth’s most famous places. Established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, it has preserved remarkable natural wonders like Old Faithful Geyser and cultural icons such as Old Faithful Inn. For centuries, it was home to the Shosh...
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a visionary gift that was bestowed upon the world on March 1, 1872. On that day, Pres. Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill that created the world’s first national park. Filled with natural wonders and inspiring scenery, it is home to some of America’s...
Yellowstone National Park (French version)
Le Parc National de Yellowstone compte parmi les lieux les plus connus dans le monde. Etabli en 1872 en tant que premier parc national au monde, des merveilles telles que l’Old Faithful Geyser et des icônes culturelles ont été préservés. Pendant quelques siècles, c’était la ré...
Geyser Basins of Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park contains over half the world’s active geysers, with more than 700 within its 3,472 square miles. The most famous geyser is Old Faithful, named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition. In 1871, the US Geological and Geographical Survey, l...
Fort Yellowstone
On August 17, 1886, Capt. Moses Harris and the troops of Company M rode into Yellowstone to take over guardianship of America’s first national park. Receiving orders thereupon that the company was staying indefinitely, Captain Harris ordered the construction of Camp Sheridan. ...
Railroad Postcards of Yellowstone
The fastest way to travel long distances in the beginning of the 20th century was by railroad. Railroad companies competed to attract business and vacationing travellers by advertising in brochures and issuing postcards. The postcards included railroad logos and descriptions o...
The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake
At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked Montana’s Yellowstone country. In an instant, an entire mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the sites of unsuspecting campers. The mammoth avalanche generated hurricane-force winds ahead of it tha...
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Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg National Military Park was established by Congress to “commemorate the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg,” which many consider the most decisive campaign of the Civil War. The battlefield at Vicksburg is one of the largest and most heavily visited of the natio...
Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali means “The High One” in Athabascan. Standing at 20,237 feet, Denali is the tallest mountain in North America and has roughly 14,000 feet of vertical relief from base camp to summit—more even than Mount Everest. While native populations had lived within the boundaries of...
Crater Lake National Park
For more than half a million years, volcano Mount Mazama towered over southern Oregon. From time to time, it erupted, spreading pumice, ash, and cinders for miles around. Then, approximately 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted with such force that the volcano could no longer...
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Located in one of the most isolated places on the earth, thousands of miles from the nearest landmass, the area surrounding the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was created by violent earthquakes and fiery volcanic eruptions. Shrouded in ancient myth and legend, the park’s hist...
Arizona's National Parks and Monuments
Arizona’s 20 national parks and monuments celebrate the natural wonders and rich heritage of Arizona, preserved through the efforts of countless citizens and the American Antiquities Act of 1906. Aggressively implemented by eight US presidents, this legislation permits the pre...
Skiing in Olympic National Park
With its glaciated peaks, temperate rain forests, and ocean wilderness, Olympic National Park has been called three parks in one. Efforts to protect and preserve these treasures began with the creation of a federal reserve in 1897, followed by a national monument in 1909, and ...
Grand Teton National Park
The majestic beauty of Grand Teton National Park has moved people throughout time. Native Americans believed in the spiritual power of the towering mountain peaks and journeyed there to gain special powers. Early fur traders, who had just crossed less ominous mountain ranges, ...
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