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Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Yellowstone National Park!

On March 1, 1872 the world's first national park came into existence on this date in 1872 when US President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law an act establishing Yellowstone National Park. The park is located largely in the state of Wyoming, but extends into Montana and Idaho. Widely known for its geothermal springs and geysers, Yellowstone sits atop a large volcanic stratum. Many unique and once endangered species of animal make their home in the park including grizzly bears, wolves and bison.

It would take a few years before President Teddy Roosevelt really got the
National Park Service off the ground. But at least US Grant put things into motion!

Here's a great company that offers reasonably priced tours to the western USA National Parks. Enjoy!

Be kind to your travel agent & get out of town!