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 - The Tollewatoao Park Bill. i It is a...
The Tollewatoao Park Bill. i It is a satisfaction to know that the Yellowstone Park bill ha passed the House. Our readers have been made well acquainted with the beautiful and astonishing feature of a region unlike any other in the world; and will approve the policy by which, while tbe title is still vested in the United States, provision has been mad to retain it perpetually for the nation. The Yosemite Valley waaj similarly- appropriated to publio use soma years back, and that magnificent spot was thus saved from possible defacement or other unseemly treatment that might bave attended it remaining in private bands. One consideration wanting in tbe latter case recommends the Yellowstone' bOl, which is tbat by reason of j the great altitude of j the country e ven thousand feet ' above the aea it must always be unavailable for agriculture. There ia frost in thej Yellowstone Valley every month in .tb year, and tbo mineral character of much of the soil likewise forbids tillage. The new National Park Besln two Territories, Montana and Wyoming, but tbe jurisdiction of the soil, by the passage of tbe bill, remain foreyer with th Federal. Government. In this respect the position of th Yellowstone Park differs from that of the Yosemite; since tho latter wa granted by Government to the State of California on certain conditions, one of winch excludes tbe local control of the United State ; while the former will alway be within tbat control. H - " ' . Perhaps, no scenery in she world surpasses for sublimity that of the Yellowstone Valley; and certainly no region anywhere is bo rich, in tbe name space, in wonderful natural curioaitiea. Ia addition to thia, : from the height of the land, and th salubrity of the atmosphere, physicians are of opinion tbat the Yellowstone Park will become al aa V" - m m ' vaiuaoie resort ior certain classes oi invalids; and in all probability it will soon appear that the mineral spring, withwhich the place abounds, possess varioua curative power. .It ia far from unlikely that the park may become in a few year the Baden or Tlomburg of America, and that strangers may flock thither from . all parts of the' world to drink the waters, and gaze on picturesque splendor only to be seen in tbe heart of the American Continent. v I -

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 29 Feb 1872, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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