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Actually, HSNP predates Yellowstone as a park by 40 years, but it didn't have any federal protections because the National Park Service hadn't yet been created. 1832 is when it was designated a federal reservation. It IS the oldest park maintained by the NPS, but it is not the oldest "official" national park, if that makes sense. 

Thank you for the welcome! I'm excited to learn all I can, and eventually, have some chickens :weee