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Yellowstone National Park

The subject of the second quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  Congress made the area a national site on March 1, 1872.

Yellowstone National Park is home to a large variety of wildlife.  The animal species living in Yellowstone include grizzly bears, wolves, elk, and as shown in the image, bison.

Yellowstone, being located over a hot spot in the Earth's crust, has some of the world's most extraordinary geysers.  One of the most famous is known as "Old Faithful," named by the explorers who discovered it in 1870.  It erupts about every 90 minutes, sending thousands of gallons of water high into the air.

The quarter's image features a standing bison.  Old Faithful is erupting behind him.



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