History of Administrative Development
MANAGING THE MATCHLESS WONDERS
A History of Administrative Development in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1965
Historic Resource Study, Volume III
Park Administrative History, Part I
By Kiki Leigh Rydell and Mary Shivers Culpin
National Park Service, Yellowstone Center for Resources
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.