The Devastating Natural Disaster That Changed Wyoming Forever

Anyone living in the western United States remembers 1988 — the devastating year of the Yellowstone Fires. Throughout the west, more than 72,000 fires burned that year, with 300 major fires destroying some of the country’s most breathtaking landscape. None of these fires were nearly as impactful as the Yellowstone Fire — and from August through September, the world was watching Wyoming.

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