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Thomas Moran was a 19th century painter who accompanied the earliest expeditions to explore the region of Wyoming now called Yellowstone. His paintings, one of which is shown above, captured the landscape and played an important (if slightly underdocumented) role in convincing Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first National Park in 1872. I personally have been visiting Yellowstone since before I was born (yes, I do mean in the womb), and can imagine no more beautiful place on earth.
Painting © Thomas Moran.