Camping the 'Wylie Way'

Wylie Permanent Camping Company provided an affordable option for vacationers who wanted to avoid the expense of Yellowstone's hotels and expensive stage lines. Tourists traveled through the park in company coaches and stayed in gaily striped tent communities located at convenient locations. Enthusiastic young people served, entertained and informed the guests. Many visitors preferred the informality of the 'Wylie Way' to the more sedate and stuffy hotel experience. The Wylie Company went out of business in 1916, but it helped lead the way to the informal campground experience of today's national parks.

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