It was only smiles and fanfare for the Gardiner Gateway Project launch among an impressive lineup of local, state and federal officials who came together to sign and celebrate an agreement that will govern a sweeping reconfiguration of the park’s North Gate and the historic downtown and business districts in Gardiner.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk take a brief stagegoach ride to Arch Park on Thursday at the Gardiner Gateway Project kickoff event. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate – click to enlarge)
The iconic Roosevelt Arch was the backdrop for solidarity and speeches, along with a little stagecraft that saw dignitaries “arrive” at Gardiner’s Arch Park in a stagecoach and vintage yellow tour bus.