Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14 – On this day in Montana history in 1883 Northern Pacific Railroad publicist Eugene Smalley laid the groundwork for what would become Livingston’s enduring claim as what he called the “Gateway to Yellowstone National Park.” A 52-mile rail spur was being completed between Livingston and Cinnabar along the Yellowstone River. Eventually, car traffic supplanted the now abandoned rail line to the park, but Livingston still remains the gateway city.

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