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Friday, August 14, 2015

Wylie Coach in Yellowstone Park [early 1900s]

From our collection of old postcards ...


Our old postcard takes us back to a time when visitors moved around the Park in horse driven coaches and slept at camp sites made up of tents. The government allowed several "camping companies" to establish the camps and one of those was "Wylie Permanent Camps."

Be sure not to miss the attire of the tourists. Although they were "camping" they still dressed formally for their tour of the Park in the Wylie Concord Coach. The coach pictured appears to be a nine passenger, four horse power vehicle.


Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

20 comments:

  1. Wouldn't that be romantic to go for a buggy ride?

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  2. I love the photo I have of my grandfather in his hat and suit in the 30s during a trip (vacation) to Colorado.

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  3. Oh, I would love to go for a buggy ride!!! I did once while living in New Orleans years ago!! Such fun!! Great post for the day, John!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  4. pretty neat! rustic accommodations in quite fancy dress. :)

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  5. Another blogger recently posted her trip to yellowstone park it simply beautiful, and a place I would love to see one day!

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  6. I'm a camper and love to see one of the first camp grounds :)
    And I also love your new header John! :))
    Looks like you've caught the golden hour perfectly :D

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Möwe

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  7. I also like your new header. And I remember seeing pictures from the turn of the last century with women ascending and descending Mt. Baker in long dresses! I guess everyone always dressed up back then. :-)

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  8. That would be a wonderful way to tour the park.i think I would just prefer a more relaxed style of dress.

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  9. I think that would be a bumpy ride!!

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  10. I keep wondering why people wore suits and ties most of the time. They even wore suits to the beach!

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  11. I'm quite glad that the dress code is much more relaxed by now. I can't imagine being in Yellowstone in such formal attire. Hiking boots and -pants are more like it!

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  12. I can't imagine having to be so dressed up all the time. Things sure have changed!!!

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  13. Everything was so different back then! Neat to see the postcard and the glimpse of history it gives us!

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  15. I love the old photo. So glad I don't have to wear those long hot dresses and corsets :-) I really like your new header. At least I didn't notice it the last time I visited your blog.

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  16. What a cool postcard. I can imagine riding around Yellowstone in a horse drawn carriage. Great post, John! Have a happy weekend!

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  17. That's a cool old stuff. I've noticed the dresses at once and I thought that they were just there to pose for the card. But you mentioned they going camping - that's just interesting! How things have changed nowadays.

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  18. There are still a very few places in our country where you can visit with a horse carriage. It's so much more expensive than cabs though. :P

    It's lovely, John.

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