East Fork Fall, 60 ft. high, from above.
figureposted on 01.01.1876, 00:00 authored by William I. Marshall
THE NATIONAL PARK. This Park, the largest in the workd, area 3578 sq, miles, elevation above the sea from 6000 to 14,000 ft., is on both sides (but mainly on E. side) of the main range of the Rocky Mts., in N. W. corner of Wyoming Territory, U.S. of A. It was made a National Park by Act of Congress, approved March 1, 1872, and contains a far greater number and variety of natural wonders lakes, cataracts, canons, mud volcanos, solfataras, fumaroles, ornamental hot springs, spouting geysers, etc., than any other equal area on the globe. The East, Middle, and North Forks of Gardiner's River, a tributary of the Yellowstone from the W. (see Yellowstone series, Nos. 56 to 73, and 117 to 121, inclusive), descending with great rapidity over basaltic rocks, present some wonserfully grand and beautiful cataract and canon scenery. On the W. bank of Gardiner's River, just above its junction with the Yellowstone, is White Mt., on whose slopes, rising tier upon tier, and glistenng like marble bath-tubs set with jewels, are the elegantly shaped and beautifully adorned pools of the Mamoth Hot Springs (see Views Nos. 89 to 116, inclusive). The Upper Geyser Basin on the Fire Hole Fork of the Madison Branch of the Missouri River, is some 70 miles from White Mt. by the trails usually travelled (see Nos 7 to 44, inclusive, for Geyser Basin Views, of which Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 35, 41, and 42 are fine views of great geysers in eruption.)