Put yourself back, just for a moment, to around 1900. These were the days before cars and jets. How are you going to visit America's first National Park, the place people are calling "wonderland"? Perhaps someone might send you this little postcard fold-out about touring the Park the "Wylie Way". You would probably arrive at the Park's edge via railroad and then board one of the Wylie horse-drawn coaches to see Yellowstone up close. For most, this would be the trip of a lifetime.
22 total views
(11 front and back)
The postcard folder was ready to be mailed.
This one was not.
Drawing of scene at Top of Mt Washburn
Note the attire of visitors!
Famous because a fisherman standing on the cone
could swing one way to catch a fresh fish in
Yellowstone Lake and then swing the other way
to cook the fish in the boiling water in the cone.
(Still there today but you can't fish from it!)
|Bears Feeding on Wylie Camp Garbage|
There is no feeding of bears in YNP today.
It must have been fun to watch.
Still there today, of course, but not highlighted so much
because people vandalized the area trying to take
|View after just entering the Park at West Entrance|
Back in these days it was called Christmas Tree Park
(Probably multiple reasons they quit calling it
|A Wylie Coach|
by W S Berry
(Berry Postcard #61)
Thanks for stopping by John's Island.