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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…

Hayden Expedition – Obsidian Cliff

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 27, 1871)   The Hayden group arrived at Bottler's Ranch after 38 days exploring the heart of the future national park.   (In Burning Ground, Graham travels south with Makawee and Rides Alone…

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…

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.…

Hayden Expedition – Grizzly Attack!

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 22, 1871) The Hayden Expedition advances through the Pelican Valley in Yellowstone on their way north. (In Burning Ground, a sow grizzly with two cubs attacks Rides Alone - a Crow guide -…

Hayden Expedition – Earthquake!

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 21, 1871) An earthquake awakened the Hayden Expedition members sleeping at Camp Hovey. The first shock lasted 20 seconds. It toppled some trees and caused the horses to spring to their feet, but…

Hayden Expedition – Steamboat Point

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 20, 1871) Albert Peale and two other men from the Hayden team investigated the springs at Steamboat Point. Peale recorded in his diary that two of the steam jets were "emitting with great…

Hayden Expedition – Avalanche Peak

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 19, 1871) The Hayden Expedition is mapping and exploring the area from their base at Camp Hovey on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake. (In Burning Ground, a smaller group treks to the…

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