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Yellowstone’s Incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn Part 2

March 19, 2018
Rustic Facade of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

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Rustic arts & crafts exterior porch of the Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

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Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

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Knotty pine log cabin staircase inside Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

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Elaborate timber trusses inside the grand lobby of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

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Elaborate timber trusses inside the grand lobby of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Elaborate timber trusses inside the dining room of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Elaborate timber trusses inside the dining room of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Elaborate timber trusses inside the grand lobby of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Rustic field stone fireplaces inside Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Timber interior of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Elaborate timber trusses inside the grand lobby of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Exterior Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Exterior Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Rustic Facade of the incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Rustic Facade of the incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Rustic Facade of Yellowstone's incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn.

Photo: Library of Congress

Yellowstone’s incredible 1903 Old Faithful Inn has endured many indignities. Of these two nearly sent the grand hotel to the great resort in the sky. First, in 1959, the Hebgen Lake earthquake sent the dining room fireplace crashing down & severely damaged the lobby fireplace & structural timberwork as well. Then, in 1988 the most serious threat to the hotel’s survival swept over the park. The North Fork Fire came within yards of the historic structure (it’s heat was so intense as to melt the tires off nearby cars). Thanks to an all out barrage by firefighters the Old Faithful Inn survived to be enjoyed by throngs of visitors today. Best part? That knobbly timber stair/ stair railing.

 

More information on the Old Faithful Inn here.

 

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