Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
A Soldier’s Life
Here in Fort Yellowstone, a soldier lived with the rest of his company in the Troop Barracks (structure in front of you). A typical day began at 5:30 a.m. at the stable where the horses were fed and groomed. Activities could also include guard duty, training, and work details (also known as Fatigue). Afternoons could be spent practicing on the firing range, participating in ceremonies and demonstrations for visiting dignitaries or patrolling the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces to prevent visitors from chipping away souvenirs.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 58.519′ N, 110° 41.9′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Officers Row, on the left when traveling south. 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 different marker also named A Soldier's Life (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); A Good Duty Station (was Life in the Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Drill Field (was about 400 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Most Fortunate Thing... (was about 400 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Crime in Wonderland (about 400 feet away); From Soldier to Ranger (was about 500 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ). 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 the interior of the cavalry barracks at Fort Yellowstone. A photo of “soldiers in front of enlisted barracks, 1903” is seen on the left of the marker.
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 • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.