OLD FAITHFUL INN at Yellowstone National Park
by Christine Barnes

"It may look rustic to us, but when it was built in 1903 and 1904, Old Faithful Inn was cutting edge technologically."
Andy Beck, NPS restoration project architect.


Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park is a stunningly beautiful portrait of the first "great lodge" in America's first National Park. The parks magnificent natural wonders and the craftsman details of an architectural icon of the West are captured in the magnificent photographs. The story is a vivid account of the birth of our first park and the struggle to define its landmark building as a truly American design.

In 1988, Old Faithful Inn was nearly lost in Yellowstone's most treacherous fire. An exterior sprinkler, installed the year before, drenched the roof and volunteers beat sparks out. As the flames raced over the building, the Inn survived.

Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park
Author: Christine Barnes
Photography: Fred Pflughoft & David Morris
Format: 64 full color pages, 7" x 7", hardcover
Illustrations: 65 color & historic black and white photographs of the Inn and national park
Publisher: WWWest, (Spring, 2001), wwwest@coinet.com
ISBN: 0-9653924-4-9
$12.50 US
Reservations: Old Faithful Inn and all in-park lodging reservations are available through Amfac Parks and Resorts (307) 344-7311. Old Faithful is open from May to mid-October.
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