Fort Yellowstone - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 58.160 W 110° 42.509
12T E 522988 N 4979585
Quick Description: History sign about Fort Yellowstone which is located along the Mammoth Terrace Loop Drive at Mammoth Hot Springs.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2011 5:50:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMD970
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

Long Description:
“Cavalry and stagecoaches stirred up dust clouds on the streets of Mammoth Hot Springs. From 1886, fourteen years after the park was established, the U.S. Army was responsible for protecting Yellowstone. Mammoth became a boom town as the Army headquartered here and most tourists entered the park via the North Entrance. The buildings below were Officers’ quarters, a guardhouse, cavalrymen’s barracks, stables, and a chapel.
In 1915 autos were allowed into the park. Horses were banned the following year, and the new National Park Service took over park protection and administration. Accessible year-round, Mammoth continued as headquarters.”
Marker Name: Fort Yellowstone

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

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

Visit Instructions:
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