Public Automobile Camp in Yellowstone Park, circa 1920

Summary

In 1915, automobiles were officially allowed to enter Yellowstone National Park. In 1920, 5000 cars flooded the park -- and their drivers had come to autocamp. This postcard shows one of the public autocamps that were built to accommodate the increased visitation to the park.

In 1915, automobiles were officially allowed to enter Yellowstone National Park. In 1920, 5000 cars flooded the park -- and their drivers had come to autocamp. This postcard shows one of the public autocamps that were built to accommodate the increased visitation to the park.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1920

Subject Date

circa 1920

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.238.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 5.625 in

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