Field notes : Yellowstone National Park, 1897, 1915

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Abstract

Charles D. Walcott records observations of Yellowstone National Park between 1897 and 1915. Notes comprise two sections. The first is more journal style in nature. It includes not only observations of geological formations in the park, but details about individuals he encountered, park procedures, and tourist activities. These entries are usually succinct. The second section details observations of Hot Springs deposits and algae growth at a site near "the Diamond" pool. These notes include diagrams and temperature readings. Sites visited include the Upper Geyser Basin; Custer City, South Dakota; Bighorn National Forest; and the Diamond Pool.

Date Range

1897-1915

Start Date

1897

End Date

1915

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Bighorn National Forest
  • United States
  • Custer
  • Upper Geyser Basin

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007004

Collection name

Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 31 Folder 16