The Gallatin Gateway into Yellowstone National Park
via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway
Caption:  The Gallatin Gateway into Yellowstone National Park cutting through the virgin wilderness
of the Gallatin National Forest and the spectacular canyon of the Gallatin River. Gallatin Gateway is
the wonder entrance to Yellowstone and "The Greatest Gateway" to the greatest national park.
This 1920s-era lavishly illustrated postcard was produced by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway ("to Puget Sound - Electrified") to promote their branch line to the village of Gallatin
Gateway, Montana, where tourists were transported by bus, as seen in this card, into Yellowstone via
Gallatin Canyon. This is today's Route 191, which runs through the northwest corner of the park and
connects West Yellowstone and Bozeman. The following passage from
Yellowstone Treasures by
Janet Chapple explains more:

  
The Village of Gallatin Gateway is 15 miles (241 km) from Bozeman, just off the highway. As you
pass near it, you'll see the restored Gallatin Gateway Inn, built as the terminus of the Chicago,
Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad (nicknamed the Milwaukee Road), which operated a
branch line to this inn from 1927 to 1961. In those years, park visitors arriving by train were met at
the inn by the classic yellow park concessionaire's buses. (pp. 25-26)

 Shown in this postcard is the Gallatin River, which flows north out of Yellowstone. It is a popular
trout fishing stream, and fishing scenes in the movie
A River Runs Through It  were filmed on the
Gallatin. The log gateway structure shown in this card bears a sign reading "Gallatin Gateway -
Yellowstone National Park."
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