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Hayden Expedition – Enroute to Lower Geyser Basin

On this day 150 Years ago! (July 31, 1871) A smaller group from Hayden's team traveled from the lakeshore to the edge of the Lower Geyser Basin at Nez Perce Creek. An Odometer wagon was pulled behind a mule to…

Hayden Expedition – Visit to Stevenson Island

On this day 150 Years ago! (July 29, 1871) James Stevenson and artist Henry Elliott use the "Annie" to visit the island closest to the northern shore of Yellowsone Lake. Elliott sketches the island and names it after the Survey…

Hayden Expedition – Annie Launched

On this day 150 Years ago! (July 28, 1871) The Hayden Expedition reaches Yellowstone Lake. They assemble a small boat and craft a sail from a horse blanket. The boat is named "Annie". William Henry Jackson takes a photo of…

Hayden Expedition enters the future park

150 years ago today, the Hayden Expedition entered the future park near Mammoth Hot Springs. Over the next 38 days, I will be following the survey team around the park and periodically sharing excerpts from "Burning Ground". Key events will…

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