Detail Map of Mammoth Hot Springs Travertine Terraces. Topography Sheet XX.
34 x 19.5 in (86.36 x 49.53 cm)
1 : 2400
This is a 1904 Arnold Hague and U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of spectacular Mammoth Hot Springs Travertine Terraces of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Centered on Cleopatra Spring in Minerva Terrace, the map depicts the Travertine Terraces from the Painted Pool on the White Elephant in Highland Terrace to McCartney Cave in Hotel Terrace. It also identifies Liberty Cap on Hymen Terrace. Contour lines highlight the region's unique topography with elevation noted every 500 feet. Roads and buildings are illustrated, including the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.
Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, is America's first and most famous national park. The park occupies the northwestern corner of Wyoming but also includes parts of Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone is considered to be the world's first national park. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is known for its incredible geothermal features, the most famous of which is the Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone's iconic geothermal activity is caused by a dormant supervolcano, the largest in North America, lying directly under the park. Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest high-elevation lakes on the continent, occupies the caldera's center. Yellowstone is also renowned for its wildlife, home to wolves, grizzly bear, elk, black bear, and America's largest wild bison herd. As one of the most popular National Parks in the United States, millions visit Yellowstone annually to experience its mud pots, geysers, wildlife, and striking scenery.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created under the supervision of Arnold Hague with geology by Walter Harvey Weed from survey data collected in 1889 by a team under the supervision of Frank Tweedy. It was published by the United States Geological Survey in 1904 and printed by Julius Bien. An example is part of the David Rumsey Map Collection, but it is not individually cataloged in OCLC. The atlas in which it was published is very well represented institutionally.
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