West Yellowstone

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Founded in 1908 to provide services for visitors arriving at the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, serves tens of thousands of international travelers each year. From 1908 to 1960, visitors arrived on Union Pacific Railroad parlor cars and boarded awaiting stagecoaches or, in later years, touring buses to embark on their journey to Wonderland. The railroad no longer serves this popular gateway city, but West Yellowstone boasts the largest and most historically intact railroad complex built specifically to serve national park tourists. This historic railroad district, as well as the town, imparts to many visitors a sense of the adventure experienced during the golden age of railroad travel and public transportation.
ISBN: 9780738570877
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Montana
Series: Images of America
Images: 195
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul Shea has lived and worked in West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park since 1979. With the founding of the Yellowstone Historic Center (YHC) in 1998 to oversee the restoration and preservation of the Oregon Short Line Terminus Historic District and the development of a new museum, Paul was hired as executive director and later served as curator through 2008. The vintage photographs shown in this volume were provided by the YHC, the Wyoming State Archives, the Montana Department of Transportation, and the Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections at Montana State University.