At Guard - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 58.437 W 110° 41.952
12T E 523718 N 4980100
History sign about the guard duty of U.S. Army at Yellowstone National Park. Sign is located along the walking tour route along Avenue C in Mammoth, Wyoming.
Waymark Code: WMD7N1
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 12/01/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Protecting Yellowstone’s wildlife and natural wonders was the primary function of the Army. An important part of this duty was managing the growing visitation to the park and watching for “shady characters.”
Park roads were once aligned so that the guardhouse controlled traffic into Yellowstone from the north. Here soldiers contacted each party and entered the name of the driver, passengers, and type of rig into a large ledger. Guns not held at the guardhouse were sealed on the spot. They were checked at each outpost in route, where soldiers certified on a form that the seal remained intact. Before visitors left the park, the form was scrutinized at an exit station.”
Marker Name: At Guard

Marker Type: City

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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