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The Old Faithful Inn

Built in 1903 and completed in 1904, the Old Faithful Inn has become an icon of America's National Parks. It is both a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest log hotel in the world. It was threatened by the Yellowstone fires of 1988 when the heroic efforts of firefighters saved the historic inn from destruction. The Old Faithful Inn also survived the 1959 Hebgen earthquake which severely damaged its dining room and the fireplace. Both were repaired, but the damaged chimeny had to be vented by metal pipe visible from the outside and several of the fireplaces became unusable. The lodge lobby is a site to behold with its expansive open space.

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Taken on June 27, 2010