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Nefarious entrepreneur on Yellowstone Lake

E.C. Waters created a nascent business on Yellowstone Lake in 1891 with a prosperous passenger steamship, the Zillah. In 1905, he launched a larger ship (named after himself). Two years later, he was banned from the park because of his belligerent behavior and poor stewardship.

Yellowstone by horse 🐎

Howard Eaton was one of Yellowstone National Park’s most famous and beloved concessioners who introduced hundreds of tourists to the wonders of Yellowstone between 1883 and 1921. His saddle-horse tours contributed to Yellowstone’s popularity during the park’s formative years.

Why Study Geysers?

“About half of Earth’s geysers are located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States.”   “Precipitation trends and climate changes can affect geysers. Eruption intervals at Old Faithful Geyser have changed in the past, and it even ceased erupting in the 13th and 14th centuries because of a severe drought. How often geysers erupt […]

Hayden Expedition – Norris Geyser Basin

On this day 150 years ago! (August 28, 1871)   The Hayden Expedition packed their wagons at Bottler’s Ranch and headed toward Fort Ellis.   (In Burning Ground, the trio of Graham, Makawee, and Rides Alone were captured by hostile Piegan Blackfeet. They were taken to a camp in Norris Geyser Basin. Graham was mistakenly […]

Hayden Expedition – Mammoth Bath Houses

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 26, 1871) The Hayden Expedition leaves the Mammoth Hot Springs area on the way back to Bottler’s Ranch, situated near Emigrant Peak. Two entrepreneurs (James McCartney and Harry Horr) had staked a claim to the springs and constructed crude bath houses. They charged visitors a fee for soaking […]

Hayden Expedition – Baronett’s Bridge

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 25, 1871)  The Hayden Expedition used Baronett’s bridge on the way to Mammoth Hot Springs.   Jack Baronett emigrated from Scotland and served as a scout for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He ventured to the Montana Territory in 1864 seeking his fortune in gold. When the […]