Celebrate Yellowstone National Park’s 145th anniversary with these photos

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Yellowstone National Park holds the honor of being the world’s first national park. To celebrate the park’s 145th anniversary, The Atlantic compiled a series of photographs celebrating the park’s history.

Yellowstone National Park holds the honor of being the world’s first national park. To celebrate the park’s 145th anniversary, The Atlantic compiled a series of photographs celebrating the park’s history.

Located in Wyoming, with portions in Montana and Idaho, the popular National Park Service destination has recorded millions of visitors from around the globe. In 1915, visits to the park jumped when automobiles were allowed, and in the past 50 years park visits have increased by 92%.   

President Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped to admire the Lower Falls in Yellowstone Canyon in 1937 (pictured above), and tourists continue to flock to Old Faithful, a geyser that erupts on average every 90 minutes. 

To see more photos throughout the park’s history, click here. Also, for photos from a new book on animal migratory patterns through Yellowstone, visit this article from the Casper Star Tribune.  


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