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Life in the Fort

 
 
Life in the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Life in the Fort Marker
Inscription.
During the season (June, July, August, September), life at the post was always busy with fire patrol, guarding the thermal features, flirting with the maids of the hotels and camps, and going to dances. There were sports as well. Baseball was viewed as the national pastime, and games were played with tourists to cheer the soldiers on.

A great deal of calling always among army people. Calling on newcomers, calling if anyone had a house guest and people always called when they were leaving for a new post.”
Bessie Haynes Arnold

 
Erected by Yellowstone National Park.
 
Location. 44° 58.537′ N, 110° 41.963′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on N Entrance Road (U.S. 89), 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 Good Duty Station (a few steps from this marker); The Drill Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone
Life in the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Life in the Fort Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); A Soldier's Life (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Yellowstone     National Historic Landmark (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named A Soldier’s Life (about 300 feet away); Fort Yellowstone (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photograph of several people at a “Dinner at the residence of Acting Superintendent (1891-1897), Captain George S. Anderson”.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fort Yellowstone walking tour.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker at Old Fort Yellowstone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Marker at Old Fort Yellowstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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