|(left) In prewar years, tour buses such as the restored White Motor Company
bus pictured here transported visitors throughout the park. Yellowstone now
offers "Historic Sunset Tours" in replica 1930s-era tour buses that depart
from Lake Hotel and take visitors to Lake Butte each evening in the summer.
|(right) Some feel that the stately ionic columns and other
neoclassical touches of the 1904-1905 remodeling make Lake
Hotel seem out of place in a natural setting such as Yellowstone.
But others think it is a gleaming jewel by the lake. Yellowstone
has never been a stranger to controversy in the past and there is
every indication that the tradition of controversy will continue as
long as there is a Yellowstone.