Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Post Exchange
At the Post Exchange, a soldier with free time could spend it in the gymnasium or bowling alley, or could play cards and drink beer. There may also have been a billiards table, and movies were shown once a week. The building was informally known (and still is) as the Canteen, probably due to the army-sanctioned beverages that were available.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 58.544′ N, 110° 41.905′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Officers Row, on the left when traveling south. Touch 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 Soldier's Life (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named A Soldier’s Life (within shouting distance of this marker); A Good Duty Station (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Life in the Fort (within shouting distance of this From Soldier to Ranger (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named From Soldier to Ranger (about 300 feet away); The Drill Field (was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (was about 400 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photograph of soldiers enjoying a drink inside the Post Exchange.
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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 223 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.