Yankee Jim Canyon

Photo courtesy of Doris Whithorn In the early 1870s, Yankee Jim, whose real name was James George, charged a toll along a stretch of road leading to Yellowstone National Park. Above, Yankee Jim stands outside his cabin near Yellowstone National Park. Much of his toll road was appropriated for the Northern Pacific rail line to the park.Yankee Jim Canyon, below, is named for him.
May 18, 2002 11:00 pm

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