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My great-grandfather on my father's side of the family on the left holding the map, not sure who the person is. This is from a series of pictures when my grandmother was about 6 or 7 and the family went on a road trip to Yellowstone from Burley, Idaho, around 1920. Proves that even back in the early days of motoring, men always refused to ask for directions from strangers, or maybe great-grandpa here is breaking that rule.