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Mammoth Hot Springs in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Drill Field

 
 
The Drill Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
1. The Drill Field Marker
Inscription. Gathering place, site of ceremonies and parades, training ground - the drill field was the focal point of daily life at Fort Yellowstone. Each day began with a bugler sounding Reveille. Gradually, the Fort came to life and another bugle call brought horse-mounted soldiers trotting onto the field for the flag raising. Assignments were announced, and troopers headed out to patrol the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces or other nearby attractions.

Those remaining behind assumed the never-ending task of caring for the post's horses.

At dusk, the bugler called all troopers back to the field for the lowering of the flag, and the day was concluded with a cannon firing from the top of Capitol Hill (left). Taps was played as lights winked out and quiet settled over the Fort.

Captions:
1) Soldiers participating in a horse drill. Other troopers waiting their turn applaud the successes of their comrades (1911).

2) Firing salute gun, Capitol Hill, July 4, 1916
 
Location. 44° 58.541′ N, 110° 41.984′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is at the intersection of Unnamed Road and North Entrance Road and upper Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling south on Unnamed Road. Touch for map. Actually

View of the Drill Field image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
2. View of the Drill Field
located along an unnamed roadway between the upper loop of the Grand Loop Road and Officer's Row, 100 feet south of the intersection of the unnamed road with North Entrance Road. Located on opposite side of the road from the Albright Visitor's Center. 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. Life in the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); A Good Duty Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Yellowstone     National Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Yellowstone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parade Ground (about 300 feet away); Elk Rut (about 300 feet away); The Post Exchange (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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