Avenue of Travel - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 39.706 W 110° 57.758
12T E 502962 N 4945378
Quick Description: History sign about the history of travel along the Madison River corridor in Yellowstone National Park.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2011 12:02:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMCTC9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 11

Long Description:
History sign about the history of travel along the Madison River corridor in Yellowstone National Park. The sign is located at a turnoff along the West Yellowstone to Madison Junction Road about 8.2 miles east of West Yellowstone.

Text of Sign:
Imprints of moccasins followed by horses hoofs and wagon wheels gradually established this river valley approach from the west.
Indians and mountain men came this way in search of meat and furs or to satisfy their curiosity. Some left fragmentary records.
Gold seekers led by Walter DeLacy entered Yellowstone from the south in 1863 and departed via the Madison River.
Exploration Parties, Nez Perce Indians pursued by soldiers, and Park Visitors soon wore a rough wagon trail through the valley.
Stagecoaches travelled this route from 1880 to 1917. Early service was from Virginia CIty to the Lower Geyser Basin. The 95 mile trip took 16 hours. Stages later met trains at Monida, Montana. In 1907 the railroad reached West Yellowstone.
Automobiles were admitted August 1, 1915. Two years later stagecoaches gave way to buses. Roads were rough and dusty or muddy and slick. Horses and motor vehicles shared the road. Rules favored the horse.
Marker Name: Avenue of Travel

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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