Here are four brief, silent films showing a variety of Western and “tourist” vehicles. I hope you’ll agree that it’s really quite amazing to see these  vehicles in action.

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First, tourists in Yellowstone Park in July 1897

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And coaches arriving, and passengers disembarking, at Yellowstone’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, also in July 1897. Might these be some of the same tourists as in the previous film?

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Next, a large group, heading on an outing, passing in front of the Hotel Vendome in San Jose, Calif., c.  October 1897

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Finally, a group of tourists at the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, Calif., c. September 1897

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