Compiled by the Renville County Historical Society. In 1912, a group of small-town businessmen in South Dakota undertook an ambitious project to create a useful automobile route, the Yellowstone Trail, across America. This was at a time when roads weren’t marked, there were few maps and slippery mud was the usual road surface. The Yellowstone Trail Association located a route, motivated road improvements, produced maps and folders to guide the traveler, and promoted tourism along its length. It became a leader in stimulating tourist travel to the Northwest and motivating good roads across America.
This booklet is the story of Renville County’s involvement in the Yellowstone Trail Association. Michael J. Dowling is also featured in this booklet along with many articles from the local newspapers. Paperback, includes articles from the local newspapers.