Public Automobile Camp in Yellowstone Park, circa 1920

Haynes, Jack Ellis, 1884-19621918/1922

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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.


  • Title: Public Automobile Camp in Yellowstone Park, circa 1920
  • Creator: Haynes, Jack Ellis, 1884-1962
  • Date Created: 1918/1922
  • Location: United States, Yellowstone National Park
  • Subject Keywords: Camping, Automobiles, National parks and reserves, Cars, Postcards
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Postcard
  • Object ID: 90.238.6
  • Image ID: THF105516
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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