Celebrating anniversary of a treasure

March 23, 1997|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Yellowstone, the world's oldest national park, turned 125 this month, and several anniversary events have been planned.

Most observances of the anniversary will take place during August. The gala celebration at Old Faithful will be held Aug. 25, the anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Military Appreciation Day Aug. 17 recognizes contributions of the military, who were the administrators of the park between 1886 and 1916. A new self-guided walking tour of Fort Yellowstone at Mammoth Hot Springs will be introduced. On Aug. 1 a new exhibit about bison, presented in cooperation with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, will be dedicated at Canyon Visitor Center. Specific details about each event will be provided a few weeks ahead of time. More information is available at the park's Web site, http: //www.nps.gov/yell, or at 307-344-7381.

Pub Date: 3/23/97

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