Mountain of "Petrified Water"-Pulpit Terrace of Mammoth Springs and Mammoth Springs Hotel, Yellowstone Park, U.S.A., A
You are almost entirely surrounded by the high walls of the Rockies as you stand here in the National Park, for its 5500 square miles are taken partly from Wyoming, partly from Montana and partly from Idaho. Just here you are looking N. N. E. Though you are 600 miles in a straight line from the nearest waters of the Pacific Ocean, the nigh mountains around you now help make the Pacific, for a part of their snows and rains roll down to form the Snake River, a tributary of the westward Columbia. Though you are nearly 900 miles from the Gulf of California, the mountains up here help fill it, for ...
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