Yellowstone National Park

Sal's Journey to Yellowstone National Park.

History

*The fire in 1988 affected 793,880 acres or 36% of the park.

*The park was established as the world's first national park in 1872.

How Yellowstone Has Changed

Yellowstone National Park has changed because when it was first recognized as a park the people didn't have all of the activities we can do today. All the did was hunt and go sight seeing because there weren't many people there. The atmosphere has also changed because now there is more pollution, things to do, and hot springs. There are also a lot more people/ tourists and shops.

Climate

Summer- Daytime is in 70s and sometimes 80s and nighttime is below freezing.

Winter- Daytime is 0 to 20 degrees F and nighttime is below zero. Average snowfall is 150 inches per year.

Spring/fall- Daytime is between 30 to 60 degrees F and nighttime is teens to single digits. Snow and rain is very common.

Fascinating Facts

* Old Faithful erupts every 67 minutes.

*There is only one jail!

*There are over 40 major waterfalls.

*There are approximately 200 earthquakes annually.

*There are more people getting hurt by bison than bears.

* Yellowstone contains one half of the world's hydrothermal features.

*There are over 300 geysers in the park.

Association With Native Americans

Many tribes and bands used the park as their home, hunting grounds, and transportation routes prior to and after European American arrival. Because of this, Yellowstone National Park has great history with the Native Americans that lived there!