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Jim Bridger, perhaps the most famous of Mountain Men, could easily have been the introductory picture of the entire history of the American West.  He knew nearly every last inch of it.  Yellowstone was no exception, and he knew about its wonders decades before it was officially "discovered."  Although his stories of Yellowstone were often dismissed during his time, history has redeemed him.
Yellowstone History Guide
by Jim Macdonald
(updated December 27, 2006)

The Magic of Yellowstone

The Founding of Yellowstone National Park into Law and into Fact (My paper on the founding of Yellowstone)
Historical origins of place names (mostly from Chittenden, with some editing by Jim)
Legislation Pertaining to Yellowstone National Park
  Historical Almanac