Little Whirligig got its name because of its close proximity to Whirligig Geyser. Whirligig was so named because its water swirls in its crater during eruptions. The orange-yellow iron oxide deposits around Little Whirligig make it one of the most colorful features in Porcelain Basin. It has been dormant for several years.
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At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.