Friday, July 6, 2012

Old Faithful Inn

Yesterday's post featured Yellowstone's widely known Old Faithful geyser while today's piece highlights the historic Old Faithful Inn. Located just a short distance from the geyser, this spectacular wooden structure was built in 1904 and, in the early twentieth century, a couple additions were constructed. And, in case you wondered, it closes during the winter; however, a few men are employed during that time to monitor the interior and prevent roof collapse by removing much of the snow...whew! With all the snow that region receives and the extreme pitch to the roof line, that job would not be for the faint of heart.

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