• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

10 Surprising Facts About Yellowstone

MULTIZ321

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
31,488
Reaction score
9,056
Points
1,048
Location
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Resorts Owned
BLUEWATER BY SPINNAKER HHI
ROYAL HOLIDAY CLUB RHC (POINTS)
10 Surprising Facts About Yellowstone - by Kim Heacox/ News/ National Geographic/ news.nationalgeographic.com

"The world’s oldest national park changed the way people think about nature, leaving an enduring legacy.

Yellowstone, the world’s first—and still most famous—national park, was established in 1872, the year the Brooklyn Bridge opened and President Ulysses S. Grant completed his first term in the White House (then called the Executive Mansion). That same year Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days and Thomas Edison perfected the duplex telegraph. But nothing changed the world like Yellowstone.

The new park taught people the value of restraint; that we save wild places so they might one day save us..."

01yellowstone10facts.ngsversion.1449249666657.adapt.1190.1.jpg

An aerial view of Grand Prismatic Spring.
Photography by Norbert Rosing, National Geographic Creative


Richard
 

csxjohn

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
6,551
Reaction score
134
Points
348
Location
North East Ohio
Resorts Owned
Tropic Shores Resort, Bluegreen points
"Yellowstone received more visitors in 1989 than in any other year that decade."

We went that year. I told my wife that if you want to take the kids, this would be the year to do it. The news media complained long and hard that the NPS was ruining the park by letting the fires burn.

It was a great trip and we were educated on the importance of fire in the wild.
 

DebBrown

TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,548
Reaction score
171
Points
548
Interesting article, thanks for posting! I'm not sure I would call these things "surprising" - LOL!

Deb
 

WinniWoman

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2010
Messages
10,935
Reaction score
7,197
Points
749
Location
The Weirs, New Hampshire
Resorts Owned
Innseason Pollard Brook
The best of all the National Parks in my opinion! I haven't been to every single one of them but I have been to many and this was my favorite.
 

DaveNV

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
22,128
Reaction score
29,544
Points
1,348
Location
Mesquite, Nevada
Resorts Owned
Free Agent
I've been to Yellowstone many times since 1974, and especially in the year after the 1988 fire - I was one of those 1989 visitors. I was amazed at how quickly nature was recovering from the fire. Grass and baby trees were everywhere. Small birds and insects were visible everywhere I turned. It was like a different place. By 1991 the fire was more of a memory, and ten years after the fire it was like it had happened a very long time before.

I think the Park is healthier because of NPS letting the fires burn, and the reintroduction of wolves. Nature will find a way, but we need to step back, and let things take their own course.

Dave
 
Top