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Road Builders

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Road Builders Marker
Inscription.
In 1883, when Lieutenant Dan C. Kingman and the Army Corps of Engineers arrived, the road situation was dismal. When the Corps left 35 year later, there were 400 miles of stable, secure roads which had been designed with the intent of allowing access to major points of interest, while preserving the land as “nearly . . . as nature left it.”

The Corps also improved life at Fort Yellowstone by constructing a hydroelectric power plant, which provided electricity for the fortís buildings, and developing a water system. Other contributions included landscaping, installing street lights, and concrete sidewalks.

the greatest service which official authority [could] render to posterity [was] to maintain and transmit this possession as it came from the hand of Nature.”
Lieutenant Dan C. Kingman
Chief Engineer, 1883

“ . . . that [the land] will be preserved as nearly . . . as nature left it – a source of pleasure to all who visit it, and a source of wealth to no one.”
Lieutenant Hiram M. Chittenden
Chief Engineer, 1891-1892 and 1899-1906

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 58.614′ N, 110° 42.026′ 
Road Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Road Builders Marker
W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on N Entrance Road, on the left 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 different marker also named Road Builders (here, next to this marker in Montana); Elk Rut (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Yellowstone † † National Historic Landmark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (about 300 feet away); From Soldier to Ranger (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named From Soldier to Ranger (about 400 feet away); The Drill Field (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fort Yellowstone walking tour.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Road Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Road Builders Marker
Road Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
4. Road Builders Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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