Grinnell Glacier from footbridge 1887-2008

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Among the earliest photos of Grinnell Glacier, this 1887 image shows the immense extent and depth of the glacier at the turn of the 20th century. The glacier has responded to temperature and precipitation in the past 100 years, resulting in it’s obvious reduction in size. 

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