4-horse Yellowstone Observation Wagon, Yellowstone-Western Stage Company "Giantess". Museum Catalog Number YELL 7579. The wooden body of this coach is painted carmine red with "YELLOWSTONE-WESTERN" painted in shaded gilt lettering on both sides of the passenger compartment. "OLD FAITHFUL" is painted in black on both sides of the driver's box over the gilt lettered word "GIANTESS. The undercarriage and wheels are painted yellow with black pin striping. The vehicle features three interior forward-facing seats and leather thorough braces. The raised driver's box has a seat with iron armrests, and an iron divider separates the seat for the driver and passenger(s).
(YELL 7579) 4-horse Yellowstone Observation Wagon, Yellowstone-Western Stage Company "Giantess" in park's museum collection.
(YELL 108739) Yellowstone-Western Stage Company drivers posing with their coaches in this circa 1914 image. The long coats worn by the drivers are known as "dusters", examples of which are also included in the park's museum collection.
(YELL 109809) A 1926 image of three visitors from Salt Lake City posed with two stagecoaches on the lawn of the Albright Visitor Center. The coach in the foreground is the Yellowstone Observation Wagon "Giantess/Old Faithful", now in the park's museum collection.
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.