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The Grotto Spring. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871.


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Album caption unavailable. See descriptive catalogue information below. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 28, No. 262: The Grotto Spring. About two miles above the Crater Hills, on the west side of the Yellowstone. A column of steam issuing from a cave on the side of the hill, with an opening of about five feet in diameter, readily locates its position. The roaring of the waters in the cave, and the noise of the waves as they surge up to the mouth of the opening, are like that of the billows lashing the sea-shores. The water is as clear as crystal, and the steam from it is so hot that it is only [...]


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U.S. Geological Survey
Photographer :
Jackson, William Henry

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