This mountain stage used by the Shaw and Powell Camping Company was manufactured circa 1898. Also known as a mountain spring wagon, it has a raised driver's seat and luggage boot, and 3 passenger seats, and could carry up to eleven passengers (one or two sitting beside the driver). The body is painted gray/green (now faded), with an under-layer of dark green paint, while the undercarriage is painted yellow with black pin striping. Extensive graffiti ranging from 1910 through 1944 is also visible on the stage.
(YELL 90058-2) Shaw & Powell Camping Company group at a tent camp in
(YELL 90058-1) Studebaker mountain stage showing some preservation work already completed. Additional work was also performed such as fabricating and installing missing seats.
(YELL 90058-3) Studebaker mountain stage used by the Shaw and Powell Camping Company on exhibit at the Old Faithful Lodge.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.