Yellowstone National Park
By: Maggie Schlachter
The History Of Yellowstone
Yellowstone was the first national park in the United States. Congress declared it a national park on May 1st, 1872. The main reason that congress declared Yellowstone a national park was to preserve the wildlife, and show the exciting geothermic features of the area. In 1988 a fire burned down 36% of the national park. Repairing the park took $120,000,000.
The average temperature in Yellowstone is 33.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual rainfall level is 20.38 inches.
- Old faithful erupts every 91 minutes
- Yellowstone contains 1 jail