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On February 2nd we were treated to a talk by our Chairman John Morgan on the history and geography of Yellowstone National Park.The computer presentation included many beautiful pictures,maps and diagrams.John had traversed this part of the Rockies finishing up in Salt Lake City. In early days the Blackfoot Indians lived in the area and this prevented exploration. There was reference to a John Colter who managed to escape from them saving his life.      Perhaps the area is most famous for its geysers one named "Old Faithful"and to the constant volcanic eruptions.It is seen as a "time bomb "and is constantly monitored by the authorities.
In about 1870, heavy  fir trapping of beavers was seen and also many buffalo were killed. Nowadays however , the Park is well managed and there is a charge to enter. 


                    A vote of thanks was proposed by Philip Herbert before our coffee and biscuits.     Our next meeting is at 10 am on February 16th at the Methodist Church. Colin Senior is to show a film on the work of the R.N L.I. As always, New members will be welcomed..

 

 

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