West Front Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Collection: Landscapes

Title

West Front Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Subject

Mammoth Hot Springs (Wyo.)

Yellowstone National Park

Description

On verso:
No. 223. WEST FRONT MINERVA TERRACE, MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK.
The Yellowstone National Park lies principally in the northwest corner of Wyoming, though small portions of it creep over into Montana and Idaho. The park embraces an area of 3,000 square miles and has an average elevation of about 8,000 feet above sea level. In 1872 this area was withdrawn; from the public domain by an Act of Congress and “dedicated and set apart as a public park, or pleasure ground, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.“ It is nature’s great curiosity shop. Around it are ranges having peaks 14,000 feet high, and within it are a diversity of incomparable marvels of nature which neither pen nor tongue can fitly depict. Amid the grandeur of Alpine scenery, tinted with colors of indescribable variety and beauty, here are the geysers spouting, at precise intervals, their scalding waters skyward ; terrace building fountains ; pools of steaming clay; everlasting springs iced in earth’s depths or boiling from her furnaces; and the great Yellowstone Lake, a mile and a half above sea level; and all else that a prodigal creative genius could furnish to fill the land with wonders.
AS523

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

223



Citation
“West Front Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park,” Digital Canton, accessed May 26, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/535.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches