Jack Richard photograph, rough road to Yellowstone National Park, 1955
Sometimes, it’s been downright difficult to get to Yellowstone National Park. On or about July 23, 1955, these two carloads of tourists used a temporary bypass of the flood at Clocktower Creek, about twenty-eight miles west of Cody.
A Wyoming “gully-washer” destroyed the highway and bridge crossing the creek. The Wyoming Department of Transportation worked all through the night to lay large steel culverts into the creek bottom after the flood waters subsided. After that, workers covered the culverts with dirt to build the temporary bypass these vehicles are using.
MS 89 Jack Richard Photography Collection. PN.89.11.1847.20
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