Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Map of Yellowstone National Park, 1871

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Map of Yellowstone National Park, 1871[edit]

Original - Map of Yellowstone National Park, 1871. Created one year before the park was formed.
Reason
Yellowstone National Park itself is important enough: the oldest and largest of the U.S. National Parks, also a World Heritage Site. So why this old map of it? This happens to be one year older than the park itself and it was based upon the work of the geologist who played an important role in convincing Congress to establish Yellowstone. It's a remarkable example of nineteenth century surveying and a piece of history. Restored version of Image:Yellowstone 1871.jpg.
Articles this image appears in
Yellowstone National Park, Conservation movement, Surveying, Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
Creator
U.S. Geological Survey
  • Support as nominator --DurovaCharge! 10:07, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Definite value. It has my full support. Jordan Contribs 18:37, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Wow, so this map was one of the reasons for the National Parks System? Can we put that in the caption, so that the info can make it on to the Main Page when this is promoted? Intothewoods29 (talk) 00:08, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Ha,ha. This is the earthquakes image, isn't it? ;) —Sunday(Testify!) 12:36, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. I concur with Intothewoods29's suggestion. Amphy (talk) 02:29, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice, quite detailed. SpencerT♦C 19:10, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, cool old map, nice restoration. Comment: if the map preceded the park, why does the title say "Yellowstone National Park"? --Pete Tillman (talk) 04:02, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Probably because it was in proposal stage. DurovaCharge! 05:48, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:Yellowstone 1871b.jpg MER-C 07:37, 3 October 2008 (UTC)