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1959 Photo From Yellowstone

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marty spotted this cool photo from 1959 on the USGS Volcanoes Facebook page. According to the caption, “The M7.3 Hebgen lake earthquake, on the western margin of Yellowstone National Park, occurred on August 17, 1959. This week’s #Yellowstone#CalderaChronicles takes a look back at that spectacular event and it’s impact on Yellowstone and the surrounding area.”

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2 Comments on “1959 Photo From Yellowstone

  1. capt beefhart

    I have the national geographic covering that e-quake — it was a biggun — the caldera was WAKING — last time I was in jellystone , I took a night hike up tower creek , tower falls campground — packed a guide pack with beer , brandy , combustibles , bear shooters , lap steel electric guitar , battery powered fender amp , ( 1 ) randall mod. 17 astro knife , a mk 3 barry wood knife — 1/2 a pack of cigarettes , condoms ( might get lucky ) — no food — I hiked up the grizzy bear infested creek trail to the bridge , 4 kliks up — and I proceeded to PLAY THE CHICAGO ELECTRIC BLUES !! — ( and get stewed ) — ( couldnt play in the campground ) — ( too loud ) — ( already had a run-in with the rangers at grand teton ) — ( they took my rum bottle ) — so , in closing — no jeeps were harmed in this jam session — and if there was any grizzlys , they ran away from my loud and BLUESY MUSIC !!! hahahaha ( bear repellant ) — – CIAO …

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