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Yellowstone National Park | John Stoddard's Lectures



Yellowstone National Park. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleYellowstone National Park - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Yellowstone National Park
ON certain portions of our globe Almighty God has set a special imprint of divinity. The Alps, the Pyrenees, the Mexican volcanoes, the solemn grandeur of Norwegian fjords, the sacred Mountain of Ja...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 2
At length a sudden turn revealed to us our first halting-place within the Park, - the Mammoth Springs Hotel. The structure in itself looked mammoth as we approached it, for its portico exceeds four hu...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 3
Fire-Hole R1ver. It is sad to reflect how the buffaloes of this continent have been almost exterminated. As late as thirty years ago, trains often had to halt upon the prairies; and even steamboa...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 4
A Mound Of The Hot Spring Terraces. Not more than fifty feet from Liberty Cap rise the famous Hot Spring Terraces. They constitute a veritable mountain, covering at least two hundred acres, the who...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 5
It is a melancholy fact that were it not for United States troops, these beautiful objects would be mutilated by relic-hunters. Hence, another duty of our soldiers is to watch the formations constantl...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 6
The Golden Gate. A few miles after leaving the Hot Springs, we reached the entrance to a picturesque ravine, the tawny color of whose rocks has given it the name of Golden Gate. This is, alike, the...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 7
An Indian Chief. A Trapper. The Norris Basin. A Place Of Danger. No illustration can do justice to what is called the Norris Basin, but it is horrible enough to test the strongest nerves. ...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 8
He is a teacher of singing, I answered. Faith, said Larry, I'd like to have him try my voice. There is something very strange about my vocal chords. Whenever I sing, the Black Growler stops. One ...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 9
The Giant Geyser. The Castle Geyser. Thus far we had seen merely geysers which arise from pools; but, presently, we approached one which in the course of ages has built up for itself a cone, or ...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 10
The Crater Of Old Faithful. Castle And Old Faithful Geysers. Within this area of the active geysers is a place called Hell's Half Acre. It is rightly named. Rough, perpendicular ledges project o...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 11
The most renowned of all these reservoirs of color is called the Emerald Pool. Painters from this and other lands have tried repeatedly to depict this faithfully upon canvas, but, finally, have left i...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 12
Grotesque Images In Clay. On The Continental Divide. On either side of this elevation, known as the Continental Divide, the view was glorious. In one direction, an ocean of dark pines rolled w...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 13
In sailing on this lake, I observed a distant mountain whose summit bore a strange resemblance to an upturned human face, sculptured in bold relief against the sky. It is appropriately called the Slee...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 14
Leaving the lake, we presently entered the loveliest portion of the Park, - a level, sheltered area of some fifty square miles, to which has been given the appropriate name of Hay-den Valley, in comme...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 15
It can be well imagined that to do much exploration here, in winter, is not alone immensely difficult, but dangerous. In 1887 an expedition was formed, headed by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka; but, th...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 16
We call it gravitation; but why does it invariably act thus with mathematical precision ? Who knows ? Behind all such phenomena there is a mystery that none can solve. This cataract has a voice. If we...
-Yellowstone National Park. Part 17
But many of these forms are grander than any castles. In one place is an amphitheatre. Within its curving arms a hundred thousand people could be seated. Its foreground is the emerald river; its drop-...









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