There had been thousands of visitors, and shoppers, who had happened-into Yellowstone Drug. And many of those customers have affixed a now-famous “bumper sticker” to their mode of transportation to verify their visit. You’ll see these bumper stickers on suitcases and vehicles all over the world, and they make the very simple proclamation, “I had a malt at Yellowstone Drug”.
Yes, that simple little phrase, had become all the rage over the years, and it is one that proclaimed just how special the hard ice cream and milk concoxion really was. And they were created here at Yellowstone Drug, on the corner of Main Street and Highway 26 in Shoshoni, Wyoming. This world-reknowned frozen delight came in as many as 59 flavors, and had been savored by patrons from every state in the Union, and countries from every corner of the globe.
Now, you couldn’t order-up the malt from Yellowstone Drug online. You couldn’t get it from a catalogue or over the phone. You had to be there, in person, and you’d enjoy the full experience of watching it being made right in front of you. There were burgers, and other food items there at Yellowstone Drug. But none of those were famous enough to have its own bumper sticker.
So, if you were travelling to Yellowstone Park, maybe to Thermopolis, or Casper, or Riverton, and you found yourself in Shoshoni, it was always well worth the effort to pop into Yellowstone Drug, and partake in a Wonderful tradition. The taste was the experience.
Yellowstone Drug closed its doors during the summer of 2012, but you will still see plenty of those famous bumper stickers in Wyoming, and all over the world that bear the testimony, “I had a malt at Yellowstone Drug”.