Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
When Yellowstone was established in 1872, the fledgling park was viewed greedily by poachers, railroads, and mining interests. The nineteenth-century way of seeing wilderness as empty land on which to capitalize would need to change before these threats would be removed forever. The Army’s thirty-two year protection of Yellowstone from 1886-1918 bought time for the new national park idea to be accepted. As this completely new idea was gaining hold, wild places came to be viewed as worth protecting for their own unique value.
Fort Yellowstone is a tangible reminder of the debt of gratitude we all owe the United States Army in protecting the legacy of Yellowstone National Park and through that, the park idea worldwide.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 58.161′ N, 110° 42.508′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Upper Terrace Loop Drive, on the right when traveling north. 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 Changing Landscape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Orange Spring Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Sense of Community (approx. half a mile away); At Guard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guard Duty (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Most Fortunate Thing... (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crime in Wonderland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a panoramic view of the area with the location of Fort Yellowstone indicated.
Categories. • Environment • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on September 10, 2015.