The Drill Field
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.
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
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.
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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 487 times since then and 40 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.