Geysers, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, petrified trees, elk, bison, and more. That’s Yellowstone and the recently released, Historic Yellowstone National Park by Bruce Gourly is an examination of the park’s history. The book covers everything from the formation of the terrain to the indigenous peoples that lived and hunted the area to the early explorers that dubbed it as a “Wonderland”. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act to create Yellowstone National Park, thereby inaugurating the world’s first national park. Gourley writes about the popularity of tourism to the area and subsequent problems that resulted, as well as the unsavory exploitation by various companies and business people. Explore the world’s first national park with Bruce Gourley’s Historic Yellowstone National Park.