Yellowstone National Park Travel Diary, 1915 July 17-1915 August 31  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Yellowstone National Park Travel Diary
Dates
1915 July 17-1915 August 31
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 2479, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Yellowstone National Park Travel Diary describes a girl's Western trip with her father and aunt in 1915. The family's travels took them through St. Paul, Medora, Livingston, Yellowstone National Park, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake and Denver before returning to Chicago. The family spent six days of their trip touring Yellowstone National Park by stagecoach. Descriptions of park features and fellow travelers are brief. Other sites discussed it the diary include the San Francisco World's Fair, the opening of the Panama Canal, and Yosemite National Park.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


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The Yellowstone Travel Diary describes a girl's Western trip with her father and aunt. They begin on July 17, 1915 by boarding the train at Aurora, Illinois. The family's travels took them through St. Paul, Medora, Livingston, Yellowstone National Park, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake and Denver before returning to Chicago. Six days of their trip were spent at Yellowstone National Park, from July 19-24, touring by stagecoach from Mammoth to Lake Yellowstone along the standard tour route. Descriptions of park features and fellow travelers are brief. Of the greatest interest to her were the geyser features which she took many opportunities to see. By staying at the Mammoth Hotel, the Fountain Hotel, the Lake Hotel, the Canyon Hotel and the Old Faithful Inn, she was able to attend many dances with both employees of the concessions and the soldiers stationed at Mammoth. After visiting Yellowstone National Park, the author took in the sights of the San Francisco World's Fair celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal and also visited Yosemite National Park.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Girls-Travel-West (U.S.)
  • Girls-Travel-Yellowstone National Park
  • Hotels-Yellowstone National Park
  • Tourists-West (U.S.)-Diaries
  • Tourists-Yellowstone National Park-Diaries
  • Corporate Names :
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition-(1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)-Description and travel
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries-West (U.S.)
  • Diaries-Yellowstone National Park