The Land Of Geysers A Little Booklet Telling About Yellowstone National Park Wonderland Of The World Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Land of Geysers: A Little Booklet Telling About Yellowstone National Park, "Wonderland of the World"

There is no tourist resort region in all the world like or comparable with Yellowstone National Park. It is unique among the great scenic districts of the world because it has all the attractions of the others and, in addition, the most wonderful natural phenomena known to scientists or geologists. It has Iceland's geysers on a much larger and grander scale. It has Switzerland's splendid mountain scenery. Its plains and valleys are not surpassed in beauty by any in the Old World. Its roadways and hotels are equal to those of the favorite resorts of Continental Europe. Its area includes the Grand Canon of the Yellowstone, and of that mighty gorge, for riot of color, for artistic and beautiful Nature-harmony, there is nothing that men have written which is adequately descriptive. Words are trivial and intrusive when one remembers the overwhelming sensations produced by the first glimpse of its beauties. It is something which it seems better to quietly think about, endeavoring to reduce all the chaos of new and impressive ideas to a comprehensive whole, rather than to attempt to describe. In all the world, there's nothing quite like it.

Yellowstone National Park is the shining gem of all the scenic jewels of the Great West. It lies part in Montana and part in Idaho and Wyoming, 1,000 miles west of St. Paul and Minneapolis, among the greatest peaks of the American Rockies. Its area is 3,312 square miles. Its immediate control and administration are under the supervision of the United States Government.

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