Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, covers 3,500 square miles in Wyoming’s northwest corner and extends a short distance into Idaho and Montana. Established in 1872, the park continues to enthrall visitors to its striking scenery, topography, plentiful wildlife and thrilling thermal features.
Tamsen Emerson Hert
Tamsen Emerson Hert has been researching the cultural history of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for many years. She is a recognized authority on Yellowstone history. Mrs. Hert holds a Master’s Degree in history from Emporia [Kansas] State University and a Masters Degree in Library Science from the same institution. She is currently working on a comprehensive history of Yellowstone’s hotels, lodges and camps.