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Paul D. Veach collection of information about Yellowstone National Park, 1948

 Series — Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 9536 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Includes United States Park Service automobile permits, a Cody Stampede customer stub, a Northern Pacific Railway train ticket stub, two match box covers from the Stagecoach Inn and Doc's Cafe, a napkin from the Stagecoach Inn, a blank autograph book, a Yellowstone National Park Season 1948 Folder B pamphlet, and an anonymous poem lamenting the food at Lake Lodge. Materials dated 1948.


  • 1948


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted. Some items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Paul D. Veach was born April 26, 1919in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Sunset High School and joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a master sergeant of the 77th Bombardment Squadron and serving in WWII. He served in the Aleutian Islands during WWII and was awarded three bronze battle stars, one for service as a submarine hunter in the Aleutian Islands. In the summer of 1948, Paul traveled to Yellowstone National Park to work with his band at the Lake Lodge. On October 22, 1949, he married Buna Merritt. He later graduated with a music degree from Southern Methodist University and became a band and music teacher in the Dallas area. Paul retired in 1984, and passed away October 24, 2014.


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