30 Jan '18, 7pm

How beautiful! Watch as the Beehive Geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park MORE:

How beautiful! Watch as the Beehive Geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park MORE:

Mountain men roaming the Yellowstone area — including John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition — told tales of the wonders they found here and no one believed them. A series of expeditions starting in 1869 verified what were thought to be tall tales and an 1871 expedition led by Ferdinand Hayden, head of the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey, brought back scientific surveys and, perhaps more importantly, paintings by Thomas Moran and Henry W. Elliot, and photographs by William Henry Jackson. The nation was captivated. President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, which granted the area national park status, on March 1, 1872.

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