Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., U.S.A.
figureposted on 01.01.1904, 00:00 by B.L. Singley
GOLDEN GATE. The "Golden Gate," in the Yellowstone National Park, was so named, first, because the entrance from below appears like a gateway; and, second, because the abundance of yellow lichens that flourish on the walls of the cliffs gives to large patches, aggregating acres of surface, a decidedly yellow color. The tourist should get out of the carriage and walk through this beautiful canyon. The roadway is beautifully surfaced and inviting to the feet, and one who walks can look about so much better than is possible for one under the canopy of a carriage. This view shows a pedestrian sitting by the roadside and looking up at the northern cliff of the canyon. Down the roadway a few rods stands a canopy-topped carriage; further down the roadway the larger of two artistic cement bridges is seen. These bridges span gorges that were too deep and wide to justify filling with rock and earth. They cost over $10,000. The entire cost of building the road through this canyon exceeds $25,000. Near the farther end of the large bridge the "Pillar of Hercules" and the Gateway are seen. behind and below the gazing tourist seen in this view rushes Little Gardiner River, on its way to join its bigger brother with whom it will soon enter the Yellowstone river, near the village of Gardiner.