"[Lot of 2] Yellowstone National Park and Forest Reserve [and] Map of Tourist Routes, Yellowstone National Park",
Subject: Yellowstone, Wyoming
Period: 1898-1902 (circa)
A. Yellowstone National Park and Forest Reserve by U. S. Geological Survey, circa 1898, printed color, (19.5 x 18"). This finely detailed topographical map shows all of Yellowstone Park plus the region to the east up to Bighorn County, in today's Park County. It has good topographical detail with contour intervals at 100 feet at a scale of 1 inch = 4 miles. The Upper, Shoshone, Gibbon, and Heart Lake Geyser Basins are named, along with the Mud Geysers, Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful Hotel. (B+)
B. Map of Tourist Routes, Yellowstone National Park by U. S. Corps of Engineers, dated 1902, black & white (16.3 x 20.8").
This is the map a tourist would have seen at the turn of the 20th century. It show the entire park with all roads, geyser basins and other information important to the visitor. Legend further identifies Old Wagon Roads, Bridle trails, and more. From Capt. H.M. Chittenden's report on development of the park in 1902. (A+)