If you lived in the middle of America in the late 1920s and wanted to see America's first National Park ... the one everyone was talking about ... you might take the train to the new Gallatin Gateway Hotel ... at the newest entrance to the Park. The image above might have been the envelope for your ticket.
The railroad was advertising the new "Gateway" and published the "Striking Endorsements" booklet you see here. If you took the time to read all the endorsements it would be hard not to want to take this tour into the Park. Literally dozens of people sent in their recommendations. Too small to read in our scans but we have some enlargements for you below.
Here is what Wiki has to say .... "The Gallatin Gateway Inn is a Spanish-stucco style railroad hotel at Gallatin Gateway, Montana. The hotel is one of the "Historic Inns of America." Gallatin Gateway Inn was opened on June 18, 1927. Constructed and operated by The Milwaukee Road (Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad), the luxury hotel was reached by an electrified railroad branch line that connected to the Milwaukee's main line at Three Forks, Montana. It was among the first hotels in Montana with telephones in every room, and offered travelers access to Yellowstone National Park. Park buses took passengers from the hotel to the park."
|New Gallatin Gateway Inn|
Entrance to Yellowstone National Park