Backdrop of beauty

This vibrant little commercial strip is located in West Yellowstone, Mont. U.S. Highway 191 led vacationers to the nation’s first national park: Yellowstone. But if folks needed extra supplies, gas or a meal, these roadside stops provided it. This top photo, from the 1960s, shows competing gas stations like Chevron, Texaco and Mobil, all drenched in high country sunshine.


The glow of neon attracted tourists to diners, coffee shops and motels to this thriving town along U.S. 191, in this view, also from the 1960s.


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