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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Yellowstone

 
 
Fort Yellowstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Fort Yellowstone Marker
Inscription.
When Yellowstone was established in 1872, the fledgling park was viewed greedily by poachers, railroads, and mining interests. The nineteenth-century way of seeing wilderness as empty land on which to capitalize would need to change before these threats would be removed forever. The Army’s thirty-two year protection of Yellowstone from 1886-1918 bought time for the new national park idea to be accepted. As this completely new idea was gaining hold, wild places came to be viewed as worth protecting for their own unique value.

Fort Yellowstone is a tangible reminder of the debt of gratitude we all owe the United States Army in protecting the legacy of Yellowstone National Park and through that, the park idea worldwide.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 58.161′ N, 110° 42.508′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Upper Terrace Loop Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area of Yellowstone National Park. 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. A Changing Landscape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
Fort Yellowstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Fort Yellowstone Marker
line); Orange Spring Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Sense of Community (approx. half a mile away); At Guard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guard Duty (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Most Fortunate Thing... (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crime in Wonderland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a panoramic view of the area with the location of Fort Yellowstone indicated.
 
Categories. EnvironmentMilitary
 
Marker in Yellowstone Nat'l Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Marker in Yellowstone Nat'l Park
View from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
4. View from Marker
The site of Fort Yellowstone, c. 1918, can be seen in the center of the photo.
<i>Fort Yellowstone<i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
5. Fort Yellowstone
Image courtesy of the National Park Service.
<i>Army Bicyclists on Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1896
6. Army Bicyclists on Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
Thus illustrating that the idea of "protection" itself has changed over time.

Image courtesy of the National Park Service.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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