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History of Administrative Development

History of Administrative Development in YNP
 
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
YCR-CR-2006-03, 2006



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Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.