National Geographic : 1920 Jun
488 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Albert Schlechten OLD FAITHFUL" GEYSER, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: WYOMING That dependability in Nature is not without its reward is proved by the love of the farmer for his fertile fields and by the age-old worship of the never-failing sun. In the greatest geyser field in the world, one has won greater honor than the rest. They do not call this one "The Brilliant" or "The Giant," but "Old Faithful." For many years it played with great regularity every seventy minutes, but during the summer of 1915 the interval lengthened to eighty-five minutes, owing, it is supposed, to the smaller snowfall and consequent lessened water supply of the preceding winter.