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Since 1997 the most comprehensive non-government website about Yellowstone National Park. Plan your vacation and share your Yellowstone experience.

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The next time you're visiting Yellowstone National Park, check us out. We're located in West Yellowstone, at the nearest traffic light to the park's west entrance.

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An introduction to Montana history.

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Religion State Separation

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The United States of America was founded as a secular nation. Many American Christians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries criticized the founders for doing so. In our modern era, many evangelicals have entirely rewritten history in claiming that America was founded as … a Christian nation. What is going on? This primary source guide offers some answers.

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