Name, origin: First named “Norris Falls” by P. W. Norris as early as 1880. But in 1886 Ed Lamartine, the foreman of government roadwork, renamed it Virginia Cascade. Named for Virginia Gibson who’s husband Charles became head of the Yellowstone Park Association. To ensure the survival of the name Lamartine approached Arnold Hague of the U.S. Geological Survey to request the name be permanent. Hague said he didn’t think places should be named for people. But, did think it was good to name some features for states. So in the end the name was accepted.
Hike: No hike required. The drive places you in the only viewable position.
Location: South side of the Grand Loop Road betwwn Norris Junction and Canyon Junction. Just 2 miles east of Norris Geyser Basin.
(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 260.
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