Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Post Exchange
At the Post Exchange, a soldier with free time could spend it in the gymnasium or bowling alley, or could play cards and drink beer. There may also have been a billiards table, and movies were shown once a week. The building was informally known (and still is) as the Canteen, probably due to the army-sanctioned beverages that were available.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 58.544′ N, 110° 41.905′ 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 Soldier's Life (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Soldier’s Life (within shouting distance of this marker); A Good Duty Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Life in the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); From Soldier to Ranger (about 300 feet away, measured From Soldier to Ranger (about 300 feet away); The Drill Field (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (about 400 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 soldiers enjoying a drink inside the Post Exchange.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.