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A Scene: The Geysers of Yellowstone — Washburn, 1870

There had been rumors of wonders in the upper Yellowstone for more than 50 years, but the Washburn Expedition of 1870 made it official. The place really did contain towering waterfalls, a huge inland sea and—most stupendous—boilding fountains that threw water hundreds of feet into the air.  There were several reasons Washburn and his companions captured… Continue reading A Scene: The Geysers of Yellowstone — Washburn, 1870