Photographer's Note

Yellowstone river valley, Tower Falls, Wyoming, USA.
On my way to Tower Falls stopped at this beautiful site seeing place that overlooks the valley.
Brief history - The name is widely believe to have been derived from the Minnetaree Indian name Mi tse a-da-zi (Yellow Rock River). Common lore states that the name came from the yellow-colored rocks along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river basin.
The Yellowstone River had long been an important artery of transportation for Native Americans. In the 19th century, European-American settlers depended on it as well, entering the region by riverboat. The region around the Big Horn, Powder and Tongue rivers is the traditional summer hunting grounds for numerous Native American tribes: Lakota Sioux, Crow, Cheyenne and Cree. Gold was discovered near Virginia City, Montana in the 1860s, and two of the primary routes for accessing the gold fields were the Bozeman Trail and the Bridger Trail both of which followed the Yellowstone for a short length.
Mike :-)
To be cont'ed...

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