Park and Cemetery and Landscape Gardening Volume 26-27

Park and Cemetery and Landscape Gardening Volume 26-27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...thus materially augmenting the revenues of these enterprises in a season when their income from regular sources was considerably reduced by special conditions. To accommodate those motorists who carried their own camp equipment. four large automobile shelter camps were established near the principal points of interest in the park. From the railroad terminus, the CodySylvan Pass Motor Co. transported tourists to the Lake Hotel in the park, where they were transferred to horse-drawn stages operating on the park "circle." Still a fourth entrance, that on the south, is planned. It is my hope that it will be opened for regular tourist travel by next season. This gateway will afiord an unsurpassed opportunity to view the Teton Mountains, Jackson Lake and the other distinguished features of Jackson Hole. The rairoad terminus nearest this entrance to the park is the town of Victor on the Oregon Short Line. When roads now building are completed. travel by private motor car through Jackson Hole and the southern entrance will be heavy indeed. Because the stage horses on the belt-line road were unaccustomed to automobiles, it has been necessary to operate both horsedrawn and motor-driven vehicles on schedules that prevented the two types of traffic from meeting anywhere in the park. This was somewhat cumbersome and caused some inconvenience, but the schedule was a very reasonable one and was generally obeyed implicitly. The time has come now, however, when all transportation lines in the park must be motorized. and steps are to be taken at once to bring the change about. I have no doubt that the antiquated method of handling tourists in Yellowstone National Park was responsible in part for the great reduction in railroad travel there more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685831X
  • 9781236858313