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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gardiner in Park County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail

 
 
Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail Marker
Inscription. Visit the interpretive trail across the river and take a pleasant walk on an improve trail or enjoy a picnic. A series of interpretive signs will take you on a journey through time to some fascinating eras of history.

Past, present and future
The Yankee Jim Canyon has played a significant role in Montana's transportation history. For at least 7,000 years, it has been a major travel route.

In 1998 Park County and the Gallatin National Forest joined together to make a interpretive trail out of part of this route. now you can add your footsteps to the many that have gone before and discover some of the secrets that lie hidden here.

From where you stand, you can see evidence of three transportation routes. One was used as a wagon route in the early days of gold prospecting. The others were a railroad that carried tourists into Yellowstone National Park, and an early automobile route that was part of the legendary Yellowstone Trail, a recreational route from St. Paul to Seattle.

There are some places along the trail where historical evidence is apparent. Rockwork from the early automobile road is visible in several areas, as are painted advertisements on rocks from the early part of the century.
 
Location. 45° 10.246′ N, 110° 52.147′ W. Marker

Rafting on the Yellowstone River image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
2. Rafting on the Yellowstone River
is in Gardiner, Montana, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 89 0.8 miles south of Yankee Jim Campground, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardiner MT 59030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (here, next to this marker); Along the Yellowstone River (approx. 5.8 miles away); Emigrant Gulch (approx. 12.4 miles away); Roosevelt Arch (approx. 12.6 miles away); A Wildlife Paradise (approx. 13.4 miles away); Yellowstone's Northern Range (approx. 13.4 miles away); Wildlife Migrations (approx. 13.6 miles away); Wildlife of the Northern Range (approx. 13.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardiner.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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