1904 U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Map of Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park and Portion of Yellowstone Forest Reserve.  Topography Sheet XVI. - Main View
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1904 U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Map of Yellowstone National Park

YellowstoneParkForestT-usgs-1904-2

A topographic map highlighting Yellowstone National Park's unique topography.
$250.00

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Yellowstone National Park and Portion of Yellowstone Forest Reserve. Topography Sheet XVI.
  1904 (undated)     20.5 x 21 in (52.07 x 53.34 cm)     1 : 250000

Description


This is a 1904 Arnold Hague and U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Centered on the Yellowstone Lake, the largest mountain lake in the United States, the map depicts the entirety of Yellowstone National Park, as well as part of the Yellowstone Forest Reserve. It is part of Hague's study of the region's unique geology and related geothermal activity. Contour lines highlight the region's unique topography with elevation noted every 500 feet. A dashed line representing the Continental Divide winds its way through the park, while the red dashed lines mark roads. Creeks, rivers, and lakes are labeled, as are plateaus, gulches, and mountain peaks.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone 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 Census
This 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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