Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Life in the Fort
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.”
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. Marker is located in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area of Yellowstone National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Good Duty Station (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently The Drill Field (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); A Soldier's Life (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported permanently removed. ); 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.