Artist Point is on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Upper Falls is in view in both pictures. Probably the first white man to visit the site was Jim Bridger in 1846. It is seen here showing Teddy Roosevelt’s famous cousin- FDR- during a 1937 tour.
Located in Upper Geyser Basin, Grotto Geyser erupts about every eight hours to an average height of 10 feet. Durations vary from one hour to as many as 10 hours. The first photo shows tourists in 1898.
Pulpit Terrace is located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area. The first two photos date from 1905 and probably record the first ever camera wave.
Fort Yellowstone is located in the northern portion of Yellowstone NP and is part of the Mammoth Hot Springs region. When early park superintendents could not adequately protect against squatters, poachers, and souvenir hunters, the Army arrived in 1886 and stayed for thirty years. Many buildings remain and can be visited via a self-guided walking … Continue reading
Near the Fort is a 37-foot formation known as Liberty Cap, so named in 1871 because of its resemblance to caps worn during the French Revolution. Inside is a hot spring that has remained open for hundreds of years causing mineral deposits to build up and enclose it. The first photo is from 1871, the … Continue reading
Minerva Terrace is one of many terraces, but it is the most popular owing to its many colors. Hot steam containing sulfer leaks out of the ground causing a yellowish color to the stones, from which the name of Yellowstone National Park was derived. The first photo is a handpainted shot of tourists in 1886. … Continue reading
When thinking of Yellowstone, Old Faithful Geyser immediately comes to mind. It was the first geyser to be named (1870) in America’s first National Park established in 1871. Old Faithful erupts about every 91 minutes to an average height of 145 feet and shoots anywhere from 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of boiling water. In the … Continue reading
A short walk from Old Faithful Geyser is the Old Faithful Inn, which opened in1904. It is the largest log hotel in the world and, quite possibily, the largest log building. The first ” then” photo dates from shortly after the opening, the second is dated 1906, and the third is 1928.