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

Protection Proves Profitable

 
 
Protection Proves Profitable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
1. Protection Proves Profitable Marker
Inscription.
This valley has sustained life for thousands of years. Early Native Americans were drawn here to hunt buffalo, elk, deer, moose, sheep and bear. It has always been considered a unique place.

The establishment of the nationís first park and timber reserve in the late 1800ís spurred angry protests among local settlers. They were outraged that vast tracts of land were no longer available for personal gain.

Soon residents realized the profits to be made from tourism. A new road through the valley brought more people into the region. While in many other parts of the west resources were being spent for profit, these protected resources would prove profitable for local citizens.

Lodges along the byway date back to this early era in our nationís history. The highway, Buffalo Bill Days and the town of Cody were born from this visionary planning over a century ago. Relish this country, its legends and heroes where a window of the “wild west” remains for future generations.
 
Location. 44° 27.632′ N, 109° 31.562′ W. Marker is in Wapiti, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 20, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the eastern entrance of Shoshone National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Wapiti WY 82450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Protection Proves Profitable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
2. Protection Proves Profitable Marker
At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Is This Forest Healthy? (here, next to this marker); Shoshone National Forest (here, next to this marker); A Burning Need (a few steps from this marker); Absaroka Volcanic Field (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
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Markers in Shoshone National Forest image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
3. Markers in Shoshone National Forest
Several markers can be found at this location. The Protection Proves Profitable marker is seen here on the right.
Shoshone National Forest Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
4. Shoshone National Forest Markers
The marker is the leftmost of those in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 6 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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