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. This history is documented in over 200 vintage images in the new book West Yellowstone by local author Paul Shea.
Shea has lived and worked in West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park since 1979. With the founding of the Yellowstone Historic Center in 1998 to oversee the restoration and preservation of the Oregon Short Line Terminus Historic District and the development of a new museum, he was hired as executive director and later served as curator through 2008.
Highlights of West Yellowstone:
• Includes the Oregon Short Line Historic District, the largest intact rail complex built exclusively to service a National Park
• Features the adventure experienced during the golden age of railroad travel and public transportation
• Explores the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park
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