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Gardiner in Park County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Roosevelt Arch

 
 
Roosevelt Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
1. Roosevelt Arch Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  In 1903, most Yellowstone visitors arrived in Gardiner by train where they boarded stagecoaches for the journey into Wonderland. Gardiner had just built a beautiful train depot in the rustic architectural style, and both park administrators and Gardiner civic promoters felt that something special was needed to improve the dusty staging area. During the spring of 1903, a fifty-foot high basalt arch was built to face the train depot. Today, the Roosevelt Arch has become one of the great symbols of the national park idea. Throughout the United States and around the world, places of natural and cultural importance have been set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. The arch serves as a symbol for what has been called "America's Best Idea."
 
Erected by National Park Service; and Yellowstone Park Foundation.
 
Location. 45° 1.797′ N, 110° 42.532′ W. Marker is in Gardiner, Montana, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 89 west of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2819 US-89, Gardiner MT 59030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Roosevelt Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
2. Roosevelt Arch Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Roosevelt Arch (was about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Wildlife Paradise (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yellowstone's Northern Range (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wildlife Migrations (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wildlife of the Northern Range (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boiling River Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mt. Everts Mudslides (approx. 3.7 miles away in Wyoming); Mail Carrier’s Cabin (approx. 3.7 miles away in Wyoming). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardiner.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
3. Photo on Marker
President Theodore Roosevelt gives the dedication address, April 24, 1903.
Roosevelt Arch and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
4. Roosevelt Arch and Marker
Roosevelt Arch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
5. Roosevelt Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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