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Lee Whittlesey

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 7 months ago

Lee Whittlesey

 

Pre-interview 4/16/07

 

Park Historian, Yellowstone National Park

 

Yellowstone was an OLD tourist destination - first incentive for tourist travel in the west

Est. as the first National Park in 1872

Journalists soon discovered it - became a "world class wonder"

 

Railroad 1883 - Northern Pacific Railroad - FIRST Railroad to a tourist destination

By 1900 it was a "grand tourist success" - Europeans even travelled there

 

Car 1917 - it was the last National Park to accept cars - under control of the US Army

 

 

yellowstone park photo archivist - Bridgett Guild - 307-344-2267

yellowstone park historian - Paul Schullery, in Bozeman

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