Yellow Stone National Park Essay

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YELLOW STONE NATIONAL PARK Yellow Stone National Park is located in Wyoming, although it extends into Montana and Idaho. March 1st, 1872 president Ulysses S. Grant established and signed Yellow Stone into a law. It was known to be the first national park in the world, for old faithful geyser and wildlife. For at least 11,000 years native Americans have lived in the Yellow Stone region. During the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 19th century was bypassed. Even though, Yellow Stone was visited by the mountain men an organized exploring did not begin until the late 1860’s. Just after the establishment the U.S. Army had been sent in to oversee the park. Yellow Stone is home to canons, rivers, lakes and, mountain ranges.…show more content…
During the construction of the post office in Gardiner, Montana in the 1950’s. The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake just west of Yellowstone at Hebgen Lake damaged roads and some structures in the park. In the northwest section of the park, new geysers were found, and many existing hot springs became turbid.It was the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in recorded history.In 1963, after several years of public controversy regarding the forced reduction of the elk population in Yellowstone, United States Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall appointed an advisory board to collect scientific data to inform future wildlife management of the national parks. In a paper known as the Leopold Report, the committee observed that culling programs at other national parks had been ineffective, and recommended management of Yellowstone's elk population. The Heritage and Research Center is located at Gardiner, Montana, near the north entrance to the parkhe center is home to the Yellowstone National Park's museum collection, archives, research library, historian, archeology lab, and herbarium. The Yellowstone National Park Archives maintain collections of historical records of Yellowstone and the National Park Service. The collection includes the administrative records of Yellowstone, as well as resource management records, records from major projects, and donated manuscripts and personal papers. The archives are affiliated with the National Archives and Records

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