Bozeman is a beautiful city. And Bozeman MT real estate is special not just for its prime location in the heart of Gallatin County, but also for its proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Now 145 years old, it was the first national park established—in the world! And today visitors come from across the globe to marvel Yellowstone’s geothermal features, brush elbows (figuratively) with wild creatures like the buffalo, and oogle the scenery. Crowds these days consistently break visitation records—maybe the secret is out?
To celebrate this great place, Alan Taylor, senior editor at The Atlantic, recently curated a visual series, A Photo Trip Through Yellowstone National Park.
He pulled together images from the park’s past, back to the late 1800s, including one of President Franklin D. Roosevel. FDR wasn’t an outdoorsman like his cousin Theodore, but he still established 29 national forests and 29 national parks and monuments. We also love the photo of a 1920’s flapper feeding a bear! (Do not replicate!)
Taylor also includes breathtaking recent images. Contemporary film can capture the distinct detail of vivid scenes like the Morning Glory hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin and the Canary Spring terraces. The shot of Old Faithful erupting across the night sky, with the Milky Way in the background, is almost unreal. Fact is stranger than fiction, at least in Yellowstone.
You’ll see how times are changing in the park—one image documents a “bison jam,” the modern-day phenomenon of traffic caused by crossing wildlife, or by tourists who have stopped in their cars to watch wildlife near the road. Regardless, Yellowstone is truly a place of wonder. If you’d like to live within shooting distance, consider Bozeman MT real estate! Call us today, or browse Bozeman real estate online. You’ll be just under a two-hour drive to Yellowstone.
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