“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mammoth Hot Springs in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

At Guard

At Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
1. At Guard Marker
Inscription. 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 enroute, where soldiers certified on a form that the seal remained intact. Before visitors left the park, the form was scrutinized at an exit station.

Photo Captions
1) Officer's Row (1898)
2) First Administrative Headquarters, Built 1891, Wood-frame construction
3) Guardhouse, Built 1891, Wood-frame construction.
Location. 44° 58.432′ N, 110° 41.953′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Unnamed Road 0.2 miles south of North Entrance Road and upper Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Actually located along an unnamed roadway between the upper loop of the Grand Loop Road and Officer's Row, 950 feet south of the intersection
Guardhouse image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
2. Guardhouse
of the unnamed road with North Entrance Road. Located in front of the 9th/last building along this road. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard Duty (a few steps from this marker); A Most Fortunate Thing... (within shouting distance of this marker); A Sense of Community (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crime in Wonderland (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (about 500 feet away); A Soldier’s Life (about 600 feet away); A Good Duty Station (about 600 feet away); Life in the Fort (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mammoth Hot Springs.
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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