Dining Lodge. Photo courtesy of WYED and Yellowstone Historic Center. Driving through Yellowstone National Park is a breathtaking experience, but you might return to West Yellowstone with the urge to take a walk. Stroll along the West Yellowstone Historic Walking Tour to stretch your legs, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and learn the eclectic
Did you know that one of the strongest recorded earthquakes in North America occurred just a few miles north of West Yellowstone? On your next scenic drive around West Yellowstone, stop in at the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center to find out more about the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake and the “night of terror” that ensued.
The town of West Yellowstone, Montana, is – to say the least – unique. How did this town come about? In 1905 E. H. Harriman, president of the Union Pacific Railroad and Frank J. Haynes, president of Monida & Yellowstone Stage Line, made a trip to tour Yellowstone National Park. It was because of this
While working summers at the Fountain Hotel in Yellowstone National Park, Sam and Ida Eagle saw opportunity upon learning that the Oregon Short Line of the Union Pacific Railroad planned to run a spur route to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Sam negotiated with the US Forest Service to survey and later lease
Living History 1800’s Encampment, featuring – Entertainment, Demonstrations and seminars related to trades and crafts of the 1800’s.
Madison County, Montana is where you will find the “ghost” towns of Virginia City and Nevada City. Virginia City is a well preserved, very much alive, ghost town which is frozen in time. It is located just 20 miles west of Yellowstone National Park (90 miles by road). Virginia City Montana. Montana Office of Tourism
Mattie Culver’s Grave. Photo by Mike Cline. This is the story of a family who lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park in the 1880’s when the majority of our country was just beginning to discover the wonders of the Park. The members of this family are Ellery Channing Culver, his wife, Mattie Shipley Culver
Yancey’s Pleasant Valley Hotel in Yellowstone National Park Haynes 1887 winter expedition at Yancey’s; Photographer unknown; 1887 In the year 1826 in Barren County, Kentucky John F. Yancey was born. At that time no one realized that he would one day have an impact on Yellowstone National Park. Yancey was the 6th of ten children