“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

Norris Soldier Station

Norris Soldier Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie Thompson, June 4, 2021
1. Norris Soldier Station Marker

The log cabin is Norris Soldier Station, a U.S. Army outpost when cavalry had the responsibility for patrolling the park. When the army first came to Yellowstone in 1886, the Norris basin was patrolled by on non-commissioned officer and two or three privates from a smaller cabin. This larger cabin was built in 1908. By that time, more visitors and a need for a year-round presence increased the need for a larger cabin. When the army left Yellowstone in 1918, the station continued to serve the new National Park Service as a ranger station. It was in service until the earthquake of 1959, when the kitchen chimney collapsed, breaking several roof timbers. The building was restored in 1991. It currently housed the Museum of the National Park Ranger.

Philetus W. Norris was appointed park superintendent in 1877. Several park features, including this soldier station, bear his name.

“Little red book” that all soldiers carried in their back pocket for handy reference to rules and regulations.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksMilitaryParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 44.19′ N, 110° 41.836′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89) and Norris Canyon Road, on the right when traveling north on Grand Loop Road. The marker is in a pull-out. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porcelain Springs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norris Geyser Basin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Living Thermometer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Solfatara (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fumaroles (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Norris Geyser Basin (approx. ¾ mile away); The Norris Area (approx. ¾ mile away); The National Park System (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2021, by Debbie Thompson of Lake Oswego, Oregon. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 62 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 22, 2021, by Debbie Thompson of Lake Oswego, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 27, 2022