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A Most Remarkable Geyser Basin

            A NEW, and, if all reports be true,  was discovered last year in Montana. It is represented as much more extensive than any of the already explored basins, and to contain geysers of much greater force and volume than any yet described by tourists. One of these newly discovered geysers is estimated to throw a volume of water 40 feet in diameter over 500 feet high, and to continue in eruption from ten to fifteen minutes. It is also stated that in this basin there are mud-volcanoes far surpassing in volume and eruptive force those on the upper Yellowstone. This wonderful region is about twenty-five miles southeast of the summit of Mt. Washburn. Three well-known mountaineers, Jack Baronett, John Dunn, and John Allen, claim to have visited this wonderful geyser last fall.

Scientific Miscellany, by Prof. John A. Church: pp. 560-570; The Galaxy – A Magazine of Entertaining Reading; Volume 18, Issue 4; Sheldon and Company; October 1874; New York