Pres. And Mrs. Coolidge at Jim Bridger's Fishing Pot on Shore of Lake Yellowstone.
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PRESIDENT AND MRS. COOLIDGE AT FISHING CONE, YELLOWSTONE LAKE. Since its establishment in 1872, Yellowstone Park has been visited by several of our national executives. The first to take a vacation in the new wonderland was President Authur, who went there with a distinguished party in 1883. Roosevelt made a camping trip through the park in 1903. Harding visited it in 1923 and the latest one to see it was President Coolidge, who made a brief sojourn there in August, 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge we see standing here beside the noted "Fishing Cone," at the edge of Yellowstone Lake. It is a spring of boiling hot water which in an almost incredible way has grown up in the very midst of the clear, cold water of Yellowstone Lake. Jim Bridger was the first to relate tales of catching fish in the lake and then swinging them around on the hook and cooking them in this spring, as many visitors have done since then until the practice was prohibited a few years ago. Yellowstone Lake is by far the largest body of water in the Park and one of the largest at its elevation in the world. Its exceedingly irregular shore line is about 100 miles in length, its area 139 square miles and it lies at an elevation of 7,734 ft. above the sea. The lofty Absaroka Mountains rise beyond its eastern shores and less elevated ranges N. and S. of it, their crags and forests beautifully reflected in its surface. Along its wild shore, the greater part of which is seldom seen by tourists, occur many groups of hot springs, the most important being those at West Thumb, while several charming islands add beauty to its expanse. (View looking E. Lat. 44° N.; Long. 111° W.)