Fish Pot Hot Spring, Yellowstone Park, 1901

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Fish Pot Hot Spring, also called "Fishing Cone," is a shoreline geyser that protrudes from the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. Early tourists claimed that they could catch a trout from the lake and cook it by dipping it into the spring's boiling water. This practice was prohibited in the 1930s.

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Fish Pot Hot Spring, also called "Fishing Cone," is a shoreline geyser that protrudes from the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. Early tourists claimed that they could catch a trout from the lake and cook it by dipping it into the spring's boiling water. This practice was prohibited in the 1930s.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1901

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.102.203

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Phostint

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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