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Yellowstone National Park - Bill passes... Quite historic!



Item # 703235

February 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 29, 1872 

* Yellowstone becomes the 1st National Park (effective March 1st)
* Set the stage for Sequoia, Yosemite, Mount Ranier, etc.
* Challenged the Constitution re: government ownership of land


Page 4 has: "The Yellowstone Park Bill", which was passed the day prior and created the 1st National Park in the United States as well as the entire world. Quite historic! See images for details.
Other news of the day is found throughout.
Complete in 8 pages, a very small piece missing from the lower corner of the page, otherwise in very good condition.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Post-Civil War