Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Life in the Fort
During the season (June, July, August, September), life at the post was always busy with fire patrol, guarding the thermal features, flirting with the maids of the hotels and camps, and going to dances. There were sports as well. Baseball was viewed as the national pastime, and games were played with tourists to cheer the soldiers on.
“A great deal of calling always among army people. Calling on newcomers, calling if anyone had a house guest and people always called when they were leaving for a new post.”
Erected by Yellowstone National Park.
Location. 44° 58.537′ N, 110° 41.963′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on N Entrance Road (U.S. 89), 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 Good Duty Station (a few steps from this marker); The Drill Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone The Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); A Soldier's Life (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Yellowstone National Historic Landmark (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named A Soldier’s Life (about 300 feet away); The Parade Ground (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photograph of several people at a “Dinner at the residence of Acting Superintendent (1891-1897), Captain George S. Anderson”.
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. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.