Why Was Yellowstone The First National Park?

In 1921, an act of Congress established Hot Springs as a national park. Yosemite became a park before Yellowstone, but as a state park. Disappointed with the results 26 years later in 1890, Congress made Yosemite one of three additional national parks, along with Sequoia and General Grant, now part of Kings Canyon.

What’s the first national park?

But Yellowstone in Wyoming, USA, is the original and arguably still the best. Established in 1872, Yellowstone wasn’t just the first national park in America, but anywhere in the world. Established in 1872, Yellowstone wasn’t just the first national park in America, but anywhere in the world.

What is the importance of the Yellowstone National Park of 1871?

The Yellowstone area was almost the last unexplored region within the coterminous United States when Hayden led his expedition into the Yellowstone area in 1871. Westward migration had passed it by, and even the discovery of gold in nearby Montana failed to stimulate the exploration of Yellowstone.