Hayden Expedition – Tragedy at Firehole Spring

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 2, 1871)

The Hayden group explored the Lower Geyser Basin. While everyone waited for Great Fountain Geyser to erupt, Graham and a soldier (Pvt. Foley) searched the area for nearby hot springs where Albert Peale could collect water samples. Tragedy ensued at Firehole Spring…

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