John C.H. Grabill, Courtesy Library of Congress

With the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 and the expansion of railroads into the hinterlands of the West, Western tourism to natural wonders and health spas grew exponentially. Stagecoaches brought tourists, such as this group on holiday in 1889 from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Hot Springs from the Buffalo Gap train depot or on day trips into
the Southern Black Hills.

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