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Welcome to Geyser Bob's (Robert V. Goss) Greater Yellowstone historical service, providing a bounty of historical information and archival photographs of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and the surrounding gateway communities in Montana, and Idaho. The most complete source of information on the historic hotels, camps and early concessions in Yellowstone on the internet!

* New August 2016 ! I have just completed a new web page on the "Historic Bridges of Yellowstone." Click on the link to the left to check out the fascinating history and photos of some of Yellowstone's classic bridges.  On 11-15-'17, I added an Honorable mentions section with 10 more bridges to vew.

* New August 2016 - The Annals of Wyoming journals has graciously published one of my articles in their Summer 2016 issue. It is entitled, "Geyser Bob:  Yellowstone's Legendary Stage Driver."  Check out my Geyser Bob History (left menu) to see much of the information that is contained in the article.
The magazine is available by subscription to the
Wyoming State Historical Society.

* New July 2016 - A new web page on Geyser Bob - Yellowstone's Legendary Stage driver.

* I have also recently published a new web page on the "Mountain Men in Yellowstone." It discusses the history of the Rocky Mountain fur trade era in the Park from 1807 into the 1850s, touching lightly on gold prospecting in Yellowstone in the 1860s. Link is to the left.

*Also check out ny new page on Prospecting in Paradise during the 1860s - more early Yellowstone history.

When visiting Yellowstone this summer, take time to visit the Museum of the Mountain Man. The Museum is located in the small rural town of Pinedale, Wyoming, at the foot of the Wind River Mountains and the Continental Divide near the headwaters of the Green River.  Located 75 scenic miles south of Jackson, WY, the museum is open 9-5 daily May 1-Sept 30 and 9-4 M-F in October.  

New!!  Hugh Glass & Grizzly Bear diorama. A vision of an actual 1823 mountain man event and dramtized earlier this year in the movie "The Revenant" The diorama was realistically crafted and is the work of Acorn Exhibits. 

The Mission of the Museum of the Mountain Man is to preserve and interpret the history of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. The Museum presents a visual and interpretative experience into the romantic era of the 1800s Mountain Man and provides a comprehensive overview of the Western Fur Trade’s historical significance. Situated in the heart of the Green River Valley that was once the hub of the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous system, six of the rendezvous were held in the area between 1833-40. The Museum stands as a monument to the men and the commerce that opened the West.

   When in the Yellowstone area this summer, stop by West Yellowstone and visit the Yellowstone Historic Center. The Museum will open for the 2015 season on May 16. Join us as we unveil a new exhibit on the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, Yellowstone, and the Union Pacific Railroad, curated by Elizabeth Watry.

The Yellowstone Historic Center seeks to understand, preserve, and interpret the unique cultural heritage of West Yellowstone, the Hebgen Lake Basin, and the connection of that heritage to the development of transportation and visitation to Yellowstone National Park.

NEW for 2016!!

NOTE:  My book "Yellowstone: The Chronology of Wonderland" is back in print. There have been some minor revisions for this 2015 5th Edition. The print quality is also improved over previous editions. Order your copy while my limited supplies last. (email address below). Or, if you are in West Yellowstone you can purchase a copy at the Yellowstone Historic Center.

Click Here to view the article I wrote on Pryor & Trischman for the Spring 2002 issue of Annals of Wyoming. It is 15.5mb in size and the article starts on page 47. "A Tale of Two Sisters: Pryor & Trischman in Yellowstone in the Best and Worst of Times."  (Top link in color, bottom is B&W)

Please feel free to contact me regarding any problems you may encounter, to offer advice on site organization or content, bad links, or just to chat about Yellowstone history. I'd be happy to hear from you. Contact me by email (below).
Enjoy & Happy Trails,

Bob Goss
(Geyser Bob)

Please Note: A historically significant new Yellowstone book, written by Elizabeth A. Watry, "Women in Wonderland" was released April 2012 by Riverbend Publishing.   Check out this important book on women in Yellowstone's past.  The book recently (Sept 2013) won the 2013 Willa Literary Award of Women Writing the West in the category of SCHOLARLY NONFICTION.  Congratulations!

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Please check out the "Robert V. Goss Writings" page to see a compendium of my books and articles. There are several links to on-line sites where some articles may be read in their entirety.

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