#YP62 YNP Historical Postcard
Full NameHistorical Postcard YP62 Gardiner Entrance Arch Yellowstone Park framed Roosevelt Arch Centennial Commemorative with Medallion
ArtistF.J. and J.E. Haynes
DescriptionRoosevelt Arch 100th Anniversary Commemorative
The Yellowstone Gallery is pleased to offer a unique small collection of framed historical Yellowstone postcards depicting the Roosevelt Arch. Each piece is accented by a pewter medallion that was issued in limited numbers to celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary (1903 2003) of this monumental edifice at Gardiner, Montana the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Each framed piece has been constructed to include strict conservation methods and materials (using acid-free mats and backing foam board with conservation clear glass) to insure protection of your commemorative piece. Framed size = 9 x 10
In addition, your purchase of each framed piece will include a Roosevelt Arch Centennial Pewter Pin that can be worn on your hat or lapel.
Wikipedia: Roosevelt Arch is a rusticated triumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana. Constructed under the supervision of the US Army at Fort Yellowstone, its cornerstone was laid down by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads: FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE.
The idea of the arch is attributed to Hiram Martin Chittenden, who felt that the area surrounding Gardiner was not sufficiently impressive and required an emphatic statement of arrival at the famous park. Before 1903, trains brought visitors to Cinnabar, Montana, which was a few miles northwest of Gardiner, Montana, where people would transfer onto horse-drawn coaches to enter the park. In 1903, the railway finally came to Gardiner. With the development of the Gardiner train station, the arch was proposed as part of the station ensemble. The design of the Roosevel Arch has been attributed to architect Robert Reamer.
Today, Roosevelt Arch still proudly stands triumphant above the refashioned Arch Park. Now with an amphitheater & kiosk, it is a lovely place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a picnic lunch in the shadow of this iconic monument. Its also become a haven for Gardiners Elk herd and for occasional visits from the Park Bison.
The trains ceased operations in Gardiner in 1961. Whats left of the depot is just a shell of the once proud depot. Perhaps someday it will be restored to capture the grandeur of those times?
So this is your opportunity to procure a unique Yellowstone Collectible. The Gallery anticipates producing only about 30 pieces. This would be a perfect gift for yourself or another Yellowstone enthusiast to capture a treasured Yellowstone Memory.