Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces, Yellowstone National Park, 1935

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, hot waters heavily charged with lime have built up tier upon tier of elaborately carved and fretted terraces made of a hard rock called travertine. The springs that created the terraces are constantly moving and shifting--leaving old terraces dormant and forming new ones.

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, hot waters heavily charged with lime have built up tier upon tier of elaborately carved and fretted terraces made of a hard rock called travertine. The springs that created the terraces are constantly moving and shifting--leaving old terraces dormant and forming new ones.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.9.1.909

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dorothy Guimaraes.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.75 in

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