why did yellowstone become a national park?
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- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
In 1871, eleven years after his failed first effort, F.V. Hayden was finally able to make another attempt to explore the region. With government sponsorship, Hayden returned to Yellowstone region with a second, larger expedition, the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871. He compiled a comprehensive report on Yellowstone, which included large-format photographs by William Henry Jackson, as well as paintings by Thomas Moran. His report helped to convince the U.S. Congress to withdraw this region from public auction, on March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed The Act of Dedication law that created Yellowstone National Park.
Ferdinand V. Hayden , while not the only person to have thought of creating a park in the Yellowstone region, was the parks first and most enthusiastic advocate. He believed in “setting aside the area as a pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and warned that there were those who would come and “make merchandise of these beautiful specimens”. Worrying the area could face the same fate as Niagara Falls, he concluded the site should “be as free as the air or Water.” In his report to the Committee on Public Lands, he concluded that if the bill failed to become law, “the vandals who are now waiting to enter into this wonder-land, will in a single season despoil , beyond recovery, these remarkable curiosities, which have requited all the cunning skill of nature thousands of years to prepare”. Hayden and his 1871 party recognized that Yellowstone was a priceless treasure, which would become rarer with time. He wished for others to see and experience it as well. Eventually the railroads and eventually the automobile would make that possible The Park was not set aside strictly for ecological purposes, however the designation “pleasure ground” was not an invitation to create an amusement park. Hayden imagined something akin to the scenic resorts and baths in England, Germany and Switzerland
- 9 years ago
Yellowstone National Park became a park due to its beauty. Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872
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- sonrielLv 69 years ago
because of all the natural wonders geysers pristine wilderness