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East Glacier Park in Glacier County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Trains, Trails, and Chalets

 
 
Trains, Trails, and Chalets Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2011
1. Trains, Trails, and Chalets Marker
Inscription.  Arriving at East Glacier depot, tourist in the 1920s could gaze at the glaciated peaks looming beyond their first night's lodging. The hotel appeared to be their last taste of civilization before riding horseback into the primitive backcountry of Glacier National Park.

Yet this hotel was part of a network of chalets built a day's ride apart. From here, guests would trailride to Two Medicine and Cut Bank Chalets. Some riders crossed the entire park and spent each night in relative comfort before reboarding at Belton Depot in West Glacier.
 
Erected by Glacier National Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 48° 26.545′ N, 113° 13.166′ W. Marker is in East Glacier Park, Montana, in Glacier County. Marker can be reached from Looking Glass Hill Road (State Highway 49) 0.2 miles west of U.S. 2. Marker located in front of the Amtrak Station (GPK). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Highway 49 North, East Glacier Park MT 59434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles
Trains, Trails, and Chalets Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2011
2. Trains, Trails, and Chalets Marker
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glacier Park Woman's Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Time Machines (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Day's Ride Apart (approx. 7˝ miles away); Marias Pass Obelisk (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Lewis Overthrust Fault and Marias Pass (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo with the caption, "With its “See America First” campaign, the Great Northern Railway vigorously promoted tourism to Glacier."

On the lower left is a photo with the caption, "The company designed the hotels and lodges with Swiss chalet features to attract vacationers to “America's Alps.”"

On the right is a "1925 map shows chalet locations within Glacier National Park"
 
Also see . . .  Glacier National Park. U.S. National Park Service (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
East Glacier Park Station (GPK) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2011
3. East Glacier Park Station (GPK)
View of Glacier Park Lodge from the station image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2011
4. View of Glacier Park Lodge from the station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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