Archives tell Yellowstone’s story with millions of records

Wyoming News December 12, 2019

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Archives tell Yellowstone’s story with millions of records

YELLOWSTONE NAT’L PARK – Yellowstone National Park’s archives are home to several million documents that tell the story of America’s first national park.

They span from the early military administration of Yellowstone to modern records, such as 82 boxes about the park’s 2000 winter plan.

They include a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt and the first written account of someone traveling through Yellowstone in 1820.

The archives are housed near Gardiner, just inside the park boundary in the shadow of the Roosevelt Arch.

Archivist Anne Foster cares for the records in what she tells The Livingston Enterprise is her dream job.

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