Memory Book - 1939

Our historical submissions for 1939

This spring we received a letter from Cheryl Layman who found the original Log Cabin Cafe postcard and Hannah's business card from her grandmother's visit in 1939, just two years after the cafe opened.  Her grandmother was on her way from Minnesota to the San Francisco World's Fair, they stayed in Silvergate, ate "Home Cooked Foods" at the Log Cabin Cafe, visited Yellowstone and went on their way. They likely traveled highway 212 from Minneapolis to Silvergate, 931 miles most likely all of it on this dirt road. 


In 1994, some 55 years later, her granddaughter Cheryl Layman also stayed in Silvergate, ate a "Home Cooked" meal at the Log Cabin Cafe when it was operated by Kay and Cecile King and also visited Yellowstone. This spring Cheryl so kindly sent us this piece of history from 80 years ago. 

Please help fill in our history!

If you have a special photo and memory, please share it with us and we will save here as part of the Log Cabin Cafe's history. Send us your digital or physical photo with a short memory and we will log it and share it with all that visit us. Email us at to share.    


106 US Highway 212 

Silver Gate, MT 59081

Northeast Yellowstone


May - October

Daily: 5:30am - 10pm


(406) 838-2367


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