Contemporary visitors watching Old Faithful Geyser erupt. NPS/Neal Herbert
Historic photograph of visitors watching Old Faithful Geyser erupt. NPS
People are an integral part of the Yellowstone story. Human history in the region goes back more than 11,000 years. The place has been a source of sustenance, a place to study, a home, a place to explore, and a place to visit time and again. This is the birthplace of the national park idea, and so this is a place where national park rangers have evolved as our understanding of being stewards of these national treasures has evolved.
Notable People in Yellowstone's History
Here are just a few of the millions of people that have visited this area and left their mark, or been touched by the place in some way.
Last updated: March 15, 2021