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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Park County, Wyoming

 
Clickable Map of Park County, Wyoming and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Park County, WY (187) Big Horn County, WY (37) Fremont County, WY (100) Hot Springs County, WY (22) Teton County, WY (83) Washakie County, WY (17) Carbon County, MT (35) Gallatin County, MT (47) Park County, MT (17)  ParkCounty(187) Park County (187)  BigHornCounty(37) Big Horn County (37)  FremontCounty(100) Fremont County (100)  HotSpringsCounty(22) Hot Springs County (22)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)  WashakieCounty(17) Washakie County (17)  CarbonCountyMontana(35) Carbon County (35)  GallatinCounty(47) Gallatin County (47)  ParkCounty(17) Park County (17)
Adjacent to Park County, Wyoming
    Big Horn County (37)
    Fremont County (100)
    Hot Springs County (22)
    Teton County (83)
    Washakie County (17)
    Carbon County, Montana (35)
    Gallatin County, Montana (47)
    Park County, Montana (17)
 
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1Wyoming (Park County), Clark — Bennet Buttes and the Bannock War of 1878
On Belfry Highway (State Highway 120) near State Highway 292, on the right when traveling south.
Several area landmarks, including Bennett Buttes, Bennett Creek, and Little Rock Creek, are now named for Captain Andrew S. Bennett and Little Rock, a Crow interpreter for the U.S. Army, who lost their lives when the Army attacked a camp of Bannock . . . Map (db m167161) HM
2Wyoming (Park County), Clark — Nez Perce Trail
On State Highway 120 near State Highway 292.
In 1877, The Nez Perce Indians of Idaho led by Chief Joseph, fled the U.S. Army. They crossed the Clark's River near this point, while trying to outrun the soldiers to Canada.Map (db m167145) HM
3Wyoming (Park County), Clark — Red Lodge Freight Road
On Belfry Highway (State Highway 120) near State Highway 292, on the right when traveling south.
"The tired horses came to an abrupt stop at the Dilworth post office. The needed no whoa-ing. The wagon loaded with mail and freight had jostled in and out of ruts, up and down hills, across streams and along washed out roads." (Fernell E. Henry, . . . Map (db m167159) HM
4Wyoming (Park County), Clark — The Nez Perce Conflict of 1877
On State Highway 120 near State Highway 292, on the left when traveling south.
Three panels make up this marker. (panel 1:) For thousands of years the fertile Wallowa Valley was home to many Nimiipuu, or Nez Perce people. A treaty in 1855 affirmed Nez Perce ownership of this homeland. Competition for . . . Map (db m167146) HM
5Wyoming (Park County), Cody — "Corbett's Shebang" at Sinking Water Crossing
On Powell Highway (Alternate U.S. 14) near Happy Trails Road, on the left when traveling north.
On September 10th 1880, Victor Arland and John F. Corbett set up the first mercantile establishment in the Big Horn Basin on the Indian Trace that follows Trail Creek. Looking to the cattlemen for business, they moved to Cottonwood Creek in 1883, . . . Map (db m91138) HM
6Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Arland & CorbettIndian Trading Post
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
Off in the distance in front of you, a large red butte lies against a much larger mountain, Rattlesnake Mountain. Flowing down the valley is Trail Creek, named for the ancient Indian trail that crosses the Shoshone River at the Indian ford in the . . . Map (db m87571) HM
7Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve — Buffalo Bill Dam —
On North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.2 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east.
Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve This 48-inch diameter valve is one of two which were originally installed at the base of the Buffalo Bill Dam in 1922 to supply water to the Shoshone Powerplant and low level river outlet works. The two valves were . . . Map (db m104003) HM
8Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Ball Plug — Buffalo Bill Dam —
On North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.2 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east.
Ball Plug This large wood and concrete ball plug was one of two used to halt the flow of water through the 42-inch diameter power outlet works conduits, located in the base of the dam. The balls facilitated the repair and maintenance of downstream . . . Map (db m104004) HM
9Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Belle Drewry1867 - 1897
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
Belle Drewry was born in 1867, just two years after the Civil War. Her birth place and family are unknown. It is known that she left home at an early age and changed her name. Belle was a rather attractive young woman; about five foot six inches . . . Map (db m91077) HM
10Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Buffalo Bill Dam
On North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.3 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m104005) HM
11Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Buffalo Bill Reservoir
On North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 0.5 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east.
Buffalo Bill Reservoir The Shoshone Project Story The development by the U.S. Reclamation Service of the great irrigation project in the lower Shoshone valley required sacrifice of their land by the settlers living in the upper part of the . . . Map (db m104001) HM
12Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Castle Rock
On Southfork Road (State Highway 291) near Davis Draw Road, on the right when traveling south.
John Colter, famed among the famous breed of "Mountain Men," passed this landmark late in the fall of 1807 while on business for the fur trader Manuel Lisa. Searching for Indians in order to conduct trade, he also hunted salt caves reputedly located . . . Map (db m91010) HM
13Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Cedar MountainIndian Tree Burials and Frost Cave
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
Cedar Mountain, the mountain in front of you to the left of the canyon, was known to the Crow Indians as “the mountain of spirits.” Early settlers told of finding Indian tree burials on its northeast slope. Unfortunately, those sites . . . Map (db m87566) HM
14Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Colter’s HellWyoming
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
      John Colter, veteran of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, notably self-sufficient mountain man and indefatigable explorer, was the first white man known to have reconnoitered this locale. In 1807, possibly traveling alone but probably escorted . . . Map (db m86150) HM
15Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Colter’s Hell & Extinct Geyser Basin
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) west of Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Colter’s Hell is a large, mostly extinct, geyser basin. Today, there are a few hot springs, and vents which release sulphurous gasses along the Shoshone River. This site includes some of the world’s largest extinct geyser cones and thermal pools. . . . Map (db m86147) HM
16Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Eagle's Nest Stage Station
On Powell Highway (Alternate U.S. 14) near Happy Trails Road, on the left when traveling north.
In the early 1890s, Thomas Lanchbury was hired by the Bell stage and freight line to build a stage station near Eagle's Nest Springs in Wyoming. The Eagle's Nest Stage Station was the midway point on the run between Red Lodge, Montana and Meeteese, . . . Map (db m91134) HM
17Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Indian Names for Land Features
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles west of Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Looking west is the Shoshone Canyon, named for the Shoshoni Indians, who hunted in the region. However, most of the Big Horn Basin had been Crow territory until the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. West of the canyon, the north and the south forks of . . . Map (db m87558) HM
18Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Jim WhiteBuffalo Hunter • 1828-1880 — Reburied May 6, 1979 —
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
Jim White was born in Missouri in 1828. He found his way into the southwest as a young man, where he was a freighter with ox-drawn wagons. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Jim White served the Confederate Army as a grain buyer and wagon . . . Map (db m91080) HM
19Wyoming (Park County), Cody — John Jeremiah "Liver Eating" Johnston1824 - 1900
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
John Johnston was born of Scotch-English descent in New Jersey in 1824. Johnston, described as a 6'6", 250 pound giant , came west in the early 1840's as a tapper. He began his career in the Medicine Bow mountains of Wyoming, gradually working his . . . Map (db m91019) HM
20Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Lee Street – Cody City
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
The rocky ridge you are now crossing marks the southern edge of Lee Street, one of the original roads of Cody City. Wagon ruts, phone wires and rock cairn lot markers have been found along its path. In memory of Jerry Housel and Mary Elaine Housel . . . Map (db m87580) HM
21Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Old Cody City & Buffalo Bill Cody’s Town in the Rockies
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles west of Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Buffalo Bill Cody and some business partners established the Shoshone Irrigation Co. in 1894. Work began on the Cody Canal to bring water for crop irrigation from the South Fork of the Shoshone River, around the south side of Cedar Mountain. The . . . Map (db m87556) HM
22Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Old Trail Town
On Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
On this site in 1895, Western scout and showman William F. ("Buffalo Bill") Cody laid out the original townsite of Cody, Wyoming, which he named in his honor. Today Old Trail Town preserves the lifestyle and history of the Frontier West through a . . . Map (db m91011) HM
23Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Phillip H. Vetter1855 - 1892
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
Phillip Henry Vetter was born February 7, 1855 near Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was killed by a grizzly bear on the Greybull River in Wyoming in 1892. A few years after the Civil War, Phillip's family came West by wagon train and . . . Map (db m91072) HM
24Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Pioneer Stagecoach Drivers
On Sheridan Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
      The pioneer stagecoach drivers of the Old West were as fiercely independent as any men the country has ever seen. They were men of whang-leather toughness, who were accustomed to the harshness of frontier life. They never failed to laugh in . . . Map (db m87199) HM
25Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Sampson E. Stilwell"Comanche Jack"
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
Sampson E. Stilwell, better known as "Comanche Jack," was born in Kansas in 1850 and served on the frontier during his youth as a scout and hunter. He is best known for his heroic deeds at the Battle of Beechers Island on September 6 (sic), 1868. . . . Map (db m91074) HM
26Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Shoshone CanyonWyoming
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
      Shoshone Canyon is a gorge cut through Rattlesnake Mountain by the wearing action of the Shoshone River. The mountain is a northwest trending uplift in the earth’s crust that rises 3700 feet above the surrounding terrain. Beds of sedimentary . . . Map (db m86154) HM
27Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Shoshone River SiphonThe Shoshone Project Story
On N Fork Hwy (U.S. 20) 0.2 miles west of Spirit Mountain Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Heart Mountain Division of the Shoshone Project receives irrigation water directly from Buffalo Bill Reservoir via the Shoshone Canyon Conduit, a three-mile-long tunnel drilled through Cedar Mountain located to the left. From the conduit, the . . . Map (db m87589) HM
28Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Stone CirclesNear the River Crossing
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
On both sides of the Shoshone River there are many circles made of stones built by the Indians who frequented this area. Some of the sites are simply circles with no doorways, believed to be religious symbols associated with the circle of life or . . . Map (db m87575) HM
29Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The American Mountain ManA Tribute
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue.
This monument, erected by the Brotherhood of the American Mountain Men, is "dedicated to all Mountain Men known and unknown for their essential part in the opening of the American West." It consists of two busts and six plaques honoring four . . . Map (db m91017) HM
30Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Panoramic View
On W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles west of Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Look to your left and you will see the canyon cut by the Shoshone River. The mountain to the left of the canyon is Cedar Mountain. To the right of Shoshone Canyon you can see Rattlesnake Mountain. The red butte (to the right of Rattlesnake Mt.) is . . . Map (db m87565) HM
31Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Pony Express1860-1861 -- 1960-1961 — Young Buffalo Bill Cody —
Near Sheridan Avenue near 8th Street, on the left when traveling west.
Young Buffalo Bill Cody started his famous career with the great freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell as a messenger boy. He became a spectacular Pony Express rider with the same firm and road between Red Buttes and Three Crossings, along . . . Map (db m91008) HM
32Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Trail to Old Cody CityFounded by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1895
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west.
Here on the prairie there are still visible remnants of several old wagon trails dating back to Cody City in the late 1800’s. The first buildings of Cody City were constructed on the nearby plain to the west, although the town was supposed to be . . . Map (db m87586) HM
33Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Upstream Cableway Winch — Buffalo Bill Dam —
On North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.2 miles east of Verner Road, on the right when traveling east.
Upstream Cableway Winch This cableway winch, which was used to install and remove the ball plugs, trash racks, and the bulkhead gate for the left abutment outlet works, dates to the construction of the Shoshone Powerplant in 1922. It was . . . Map (db m104002) HM
34Wyoming (Park County), Cody — W.A. Gallagher and Blind BillMurdered 1894
Near Demaris Drive near West Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 14).
William Gallagher and his friend, Blind Bill, were killed on Meeteese Creek below the old town of Arland in mid-March of 1894. Both men, about thirty, were born during the Civil War period. Gallagher, who was somewhat of an outlaw, was tall, . . . Map (db m91076) HM
35Wyoming (Park County), Cody — William Garlow Cody“Bill Cody”
Near W Yellowstone Avenue (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles from Demaris Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Jan. 4, 1913           Sept. 18, 1992 Grandson of the World-Famous Colonel William F. Cody “Buffalo Bill” Bill Cody was born at Buffalo Bill’s “Scouts Rest Ranch” in North Platte, Nebraska. He died in Cody, Wyoming. He was . . . Map (db m87560) HM
36Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Yellowstone Fire Fighters
On Sheridan Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
We the citizens of the Yellowstone gateway communities whose lives and properties were imperiled by the 1988 Yellowstone fires, hereby express our gratitude to those whose courage, skill and devotion tamed the inferno that devastated over 363,000 . . . Map (db m87200) HM
37Wyoming (Park County), Cody — You're Standing on the 45th Parallel
On Beartooth Highway (U.S. 212) 9 miles west of Crandall Road (State Highway 296), on the right when traveling west.
What's So Special About This Spot? Your feet are placed on a line that has played a key role in navigating the earth for over two thousand years! The 45th Parallel is not a visible line but a mapping tool that represents a contour halfway . . . Map (db m130266) HM
38Wyoming (Park County), Lamar Valley — Soda Butte
On NE Entrance Road (U.S. 212), on the right when traveling east.
This travertine (calcium carbonate) mound was formed more than a century ago by a hot spring. Only small amounts of hydrothermal water and hydrogen sulfide gas currently flow from this once more prolific spring. This formation is very fragile. It . . . Map (db m88308) HM
39Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Good Duty Station
On Unnamed Road 0.1 miles south of North Entrance Road and upper Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
The lifespan of most Western military posts was measured in months, or several years. Accordingly, their structures were temporary, and many have long since vanished from the landscape. Fort Yellowstone was unusual because of its permanence and the . . . Map (db m123155) HM
40Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Most Fortunate Thing...
On Officer's Row 0.2 miles south of North Entrance Road - eastbound lanes, on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Before the Army arrived in Yellowstone, the park's future was in doubt. Vandals destroyed thermal features, squatters sawed down trees and poachers decimated herds of wildlife. Perhaps the Army's greatest contribution to Yellowstone's history was . . . Map (db m123157) HM
41Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Sense of Community
On Grand Loop Road - Upper Loop 0.2 miles south of Grand Loop Road - Lower Loop & North Entrance Road, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Fort Yellowstone was truly a community as well as a military outpost. The small village frequently assembled to welcome new residents or bid farewell to departing neighbors. The joys of births, christenings, and marriages mingles with the sorrows of . . . Map (db m123156) HM
42Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Soldier's Life
On Officer's Row 0.1 miles from Mammoth Street, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
A solider lived with the rest of his company in the Troop Barracks (structure in front of you). A typical day began at 5:30 am, at the stable, just behind the barracks where the horses were fed. From that time until almost noon, soldiers . . . Map (db m123148) HM
43Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — At Guard
On Unnamed Road 0.2 miles south of North Entrance Road and upper Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Protecting Yellowstone's wildlife and natural wonders was the primary function of the Army. An important part of this duty was managing the growing visitation to the park and watching for "shady characters." Park roads were once aligned so that . . . Map (db m123152) HM
44Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — From Soldier to Ranger
On Officer's Row 0 miles south of Mammoth Street, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
In 1912, President Taft in a special message to Congress said: "I earnestly recommend the establishment of a bureau of National Parks. Such legislation is essential to the proper management of those wonderful manifestations of nature, so . . . Map (db m123149) HM
45Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — Road Builders
On North Entrance Road 0 miles east of Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling west. Reported permanently removed.
In 1878 civilian Superintendent Philetus Norris began cutting crude wagon paths to Yellowstone's major features. However, better roads were needed, and from 1883 to 1918 the U.S. Army's Corps of Engineers built and maintained Yellowstone's roads and . . . Map (db m123153) HM
46Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — The Drill Field
On Unnamed Road at North Entrance Road and upper Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling south on Unnamed Road. Reported permanently removed.
Gathering place, site of ceremonies and parades, training ground - the drill field was the focal point of daily life at Fort Yellowstone. Each day began with a bugler sounding Reveille. Gradually, the Fort came to life and another bugle call . . . Map (db m123351) HM
47Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone
On North Entrance Road at Grand Loop Road - upper loop, on the left when traveling south on North Entrance Road. Reported permanently removed.
From 1886 until the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 the United States Army was responsible for the administration and management of Yellowstone National Park. The row of buildings ahead of you is part of Historic Fort Yellowstone. . . . Map (db m123151) HM
48Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — Amelia EarhartIn Wyoming
On State Highway 120 at Mary Avenue, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 120.
In Memory of the World Famous Aviatrix First Woman to Fly Across the Atlantic June 17, 1928 and May 20, 1932 Was Building a Summer Home Near Here When She Left to Fly Around the Earth and Was Lost in the South Pacific July 2, . . . Map (db m167162) HM
49Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — Arland1884 - - 1897 — Wyoming —
On State Highway 120 0.8 miles north of Shirley Drive, on the left when traveling north.
      A few miles up Meeteetse Creek from here, stood one of the toughest settlements of Wyoming’s frontier history. The town was founded in the spring of 1884 by Victor Arland, a French businessman, and John Corbett, a buffalo hunter. From 1880 . . . Map (db m87608) HM
50Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — First National Bank of Meeteetse
On Park Avenue (Wyoming Route 290) at Warren Street, on the right when traveling south on Park Avenue.
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 290 First National Bank of MeeteetseMap (db m131504) HM
51Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — Site of Halfway House Stage StopWyoming
On State Highway 120 0.7 miles south of Rd 3Fk, on the left when traveling south.
      At this spot in 1904, brothers Charles and George Wilson, builders of the Cody-Meeteetse Road, constructed a rock dugout near Dry Creek Spring. The primitive accommodation stood halfway between Corbett Crossing on the Shoshone River to the . . . Map (db m87149) HM
52Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — The Building of an IndustryWyoming’s Agriculture
On State Highway 120, on the left when traveling south.
      The agriculture producers of the Big Horn Basin invite you to enjoy our majestic mountains, pristine streams, and lush meadows. These meadows aren’t here for aesthetics; man has strived to irrigate this dry rocky land to make his cows . . . Map (db m88968) HM
53Wyoming (Park County), Meeteetse — The Prairie Rattlesnake
On State Highway 120, on the left when traveling south.
Less conspicuous than the pronghorn antelope and the golden eagle is an even more ancient inhabitant of the high plains and valleys of Wyoming, the prairie rattlesnake. Feared by many and respected by most, these pit vipers (so-called because of . . . Map (db m88972) HM
54Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Administrative Area:Relocation Camp Administration & Governance
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
In front of you stood the Administration Area which consisted of an H shaped Administration building, a small building to the right of the Administration building for the Block Managers Community Council offices, and a building to the south for the . . . Map (db m91181) HM
55Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Agriculture and Root Cellars
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
As you look through the site glass, you will see the only remaining root cellar of the original three. It is on private land and may not be visited. The evacuees cultivated farmland north of the living area, across the highway to the south and . . . Map (db m91173) HM
56Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Barracks Living Area:Camp Life at Heart Mountain
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left.
You are now overlooking the entire living area of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. More than 10,000 men, women and children lived in the area bounded on your left by at the red brick home in there distance, the hill ahead of you, the hospital . . . Map (db m91219) HM
57Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Daniel K. Inouye
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012) was a lifelong public servant. A veteran who nearly lost his life in brave service with the highly-decorated, all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II, has been recognized for his . . . Map (db m91143) HM
58Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain High School:Education in Camp
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
As you look through the site glass, you see a concrete records vault, the only remnant of the high school that stood on this ground. In early August 1942, the Heart Mountain project director hired Clifford D. Carter as superintendent and John . . . Map (db m91194) HM
59Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole
On Road 19 at Lane 15, on the left when traveling west on Road 19.
More that 750 young men and women incarcerated during World War II at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, despite being forced by the government to live in wooden barracks surrounded by barbed wire, left to serve their country in the U.S. Armed . . . Map (db m91608) HM WM
60Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
History After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, many parts of the West Coast were declared military defense zones. The government ordered the removal of all persons of Japanese ancestry and the War Relocation Authority was . . . Map (db m91185) HM
61Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain World War II Memorial
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
September 1985 This memorial plaque is dedicated to the more than 750 internees who left Heart Mountain to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, and to the memory of the 15 Heart Mountaineers who gave their live for our country. . . . Map (db m91188) HM WM
62Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
Rooted in decades of anti-Japanese and anti-Asian prejudice, the internment of 120,000 Nisei, American citizens of Japanese descent, and Issei, Japanese resident aliens, was triggered by the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Dec. 7, 1941. Initiatives . . . Map (db m91169) HM
63Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Hospital Complex:Health Service In Relocation Center
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
Directly in front of you was the hospital complex. The structures remaining are the boiler house and chimney, two slabs that were warehouse foundations, one building that was the kitchen and dining room, and one building that was the ambulance . . . Map (db m91171) HM
64Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — M.P. Station, Guard Tower, Rail & Train Station
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
As you look through the site glass, to the left of the intersection of Highway 14A and Road 19 stood the Military Police complex and one of the guard towers. On the right side of Road 19 were the main gate and the train station. The Chicago, . . . Map (db m91172) HM
65Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Norman Y. Mineta
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
At this location, from 1942 to 1943, Norman Y. Mineta, Son of Kunisaku (Kay) and Kane Mineta and a U.S. Citizen, was interned by the United States Government. Harboring no bitterness, only an abiding love of his country, he . . . Map (db m91139) HM
66Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Relocation Center Support Facilities
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
As you look through the site glass, you see the hill where the water reservoir stood. Across Highway 14A was the water treatment plant and adjacent to the military police complex was the sewage treatment plant. Directly across the intersection in . . . Map (db m91220) HM
67Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Swimming Hole:Recreation in Camp
Near Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west.
As you look through the site glass, you see the camp swimming hole. After an internee Boy Scout drowned while swimming in the canal during the summer of 1943, the Administration ordered a large pit excavated just below the canal. The pit was lined . . . Map (db m91180) HM
68Wyoming (Park County), Wapiti — A Burning Need
On U.S. 20, on the right when traveling west.

The Shoshone National Forest provides a habitat for more Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep than any other national forest. Grazing on nutritious bunchgrasses, bighorn sheep evolved in open, high visibility habitats near steep, rocky cover, making it . . . Map (db m89018) HM
69Wyoming (Park County), Wapiti — Absaroka Volcanic FieldWyoming
On Northfork Highway at Rand Creek Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west on Northfork Highway.
Stretching across 9,000 square miles, the Absaroka Volcanic Field forms one of the largest volcanic fields in the continental United States. Between thirty-five to fifty-five million years ago volcanoes in the Yellowstone region erupted, depositing . . . Map (db m87599) HM
70Wyoming (Park County), Wapiti — Is This Forest Healthy?
On U.S. 20, on the right when traveling west.
Red to Dead Trees live and die by natural processes. As you look across the landscape, you may see red needles or dead trees. Natural events such as drought, windthrow, and old age add stress to trees. In some places, where fire has been . . . Map (db m89032) HM
71Wyoming (Park County), Wapiti — Protection Proves Profitable
On U.S. 20, on the right when traveling west.

This valley has sustained life for thousands of years. Early Native Americans were drawn here to hunt buffalo, elk, deer, moose, sheep and bear. It has always been considered a unique place. The establishment of the nation’s first park and . . . Map (db m89027) HM
72Wyoming (Park County), Wapiti — Shoshone National Forest
On U.S. 20, on the right when traveling west.
The Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway stretches 27.5 miles from the Shoshone National Forest boundary to Yellowstone National Park. Originally built in 1901, the byway spans the North Fork of the Shoshone River Valley and divides two vast wilderness areas: . . . Map (db m89038) HM
73Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Changing LandscapeMammoth Hot Springs Terraces
On Upper Terrace Loop Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Scattered across this unusual landscape are hot springs – hot springs that are reshaping the mountain. Water, heated deep underground, rises to the surface. As it rises, the water percolates through buried limestone, dissolving calcium . . . Map (db m88449) HM
74Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Golden Opportunity / Mission 66 in Yellowstone / The Mission Continues
On Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling north.
A Golden OpportunityWhen Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, only 300 people reached its borders.-----------------------------------------For decades, traveling to Yellowstone and other remote parks remained slow and . . . Map (db m88730) HM
75Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Sense of Community
On Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling south.
The last of the structures built by the army (completed in 1913), the chapel added a finishing touch to the fort and was considered by far its most beautiful structure. The community held religious services in the troop mess hall, the post . . . Map (db m87140) HM
76Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Soldier’s Life
On Officers Row, on the left when traveling south.
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 . . . Map (db m87142) HM
77Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — A Wildlife Paradise
Near Upper Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling west.
Yellowstone’s vast northern range is home to an amazing array of mammals. This wildlife community is one of the largest and most diverse of any on Earth! While visiting Yellowstone, you may see some of these animals. Remember, they are wild and . . . Map (db m88938) HM
78Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — An Exploded Bay
Near Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling south.
West Thumb’s shoreline has suspiciously crater-like contours. Its underwater profile is dramatically deeper than the rest of Yellowstone Lake. Only a massive explosion could have formed West Thumb. Though the blowout occurred 125,000 years ago, . . . Map (db m88422) HM
79Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Artist PointGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
Near South Rim Drive 1.6 miles east of Grand Loop Road.
A Photographer's Canvas Artist Point offers a magnificent view of Lower Falls plunging 308 feet (93 meters). Framed by canyon walls, forest, and sky, the picturesque scene has been photographed countless times for more than a century. . . . Map (db m45265) HM
80Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Beauty and Chromatic Pools
Near Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left when traveling south.
Living Color The vivid colors of Beauty Pool’s basin and runoff channels are created by microscopic lifeforms. Incredibly, these organisms survive and thrive in an environment that would be lethal to us and most other living creatures. . . . Map (db m88364) HM
81Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Beehive Geyser
On Old Faithful Area.
this geyser, named for its 4-foot high cone, resembles an old fashioned beehive. Though its cone is modest by comparison to others in the Upper Geyser Basin, Beehive is one of the most powerful and impressive geysers in Yellowstone. The cone acts as . . . Map (db m46274) HM
82Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Black Dragon’s Caldron
Near Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
This mudpot roared into existence in 1948, blowing trees out by roots and forever changing this once quiet forested hillside. A park interpreter named the new feature for its resemblance to a darkly colored “demon of the backwoods.” For . . . Map (db m88693) HM
83Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Black Sand Basin
Near Lower Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling south.
Black obsidian (volcanic glass) “sand” gives this geyser basin its name. Oranges, greens, and other colors in and around the hot springs come from thermophiles (heat-loving microorganisms). While you walk the trail, watch for one of . . . Map (db m88865) HM
84Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Brink of Lower FallsGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
Near North Rim Drive 0.1 miles east of Grand Loop Road.
Sculpting Lower Falls Reaching the Brink of Lower Falls overlook requires hiking a steep trail that winds down the canyon wall…a wall of hardened rhyolite lava…a wall exposed by the Yel1owstone River while excavating the canyon. . . . Map (db m45293) HM
85Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Brink of Upper FallsGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
Near Brink of Upper Falls Turnout 0.3 miles east of Grand Loop Road.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place From the Brink of Upper Falls viewpoint you can witness the power of the Yellowstone River as you watch millions of gallons (liters) of water plunging 109 feet (33 meters). From the brink, notice the . . . Map (db m45291) HM
86Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Canyon Colors
Near South Rim Drive 1.6 miles east of Grand Loop Road.
Mineral stains mark the sites of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls. For thousands of years,upwardly percolating fluids have altered the chemistry of the rocks, turning them yellow, red, white, and pink. From the rim, the bright . . . Map (db m45266) HM
87Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Captive TouristsThe Nez Perce Encounter
On Grand Loop Road (U.S. 20) 0.4 miles east of Fountain Flat Drive, on the right when traveling south.
During their fighting retreat toward freedom in Canada, the non-treaty Nez Perce passed directly through Yellowstone National Park in August, 1877. Their route followed this creek. When outriders encountered a party of sightseers camped nearby, the . . . Map (db m39455) HM
88Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Castle Geyser
Near Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left.
The massive cone is a sign of old age. Eruption after eruption, probably for thousands of years, scalding water has deposited this silica mineral formation. By contrast, Old Faithful’s fledgling cone may only be a few hundred years old. Castle . . . Map (db m88374) HM
89Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Chance EncounterNez Perce War
On Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling south.
Across the meadow, a fire burned in the campsite of nine tourists on the night of August 23, 1877. The Cowan party had unknowingly camped near hundreds of Nez Perce men, women, and children who were under violent pursuit by the United States Army. . . . Map (db m86788) HM
90Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Chittenden Memorial Bridge
On Grand Loop Road at S Rim Drive, on the right when traveling north on Grand Loop Road.
General Hiram Martin Chittenden Corps of Engineers     United States Army 1858     -     1917Map (db m88149) HM
91Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Churning Caldron
Near Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
Frothing and fuming as heat and gas rise from Yellowstone’s magma chamber, this muddy pool churns and cooks. Shaken again and again by earthquakes, the temperature beneath it rises and falls, transforming Churning Caldron. Roiling or Boiling? . . . Map (db m88689) HM
92Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Cistern SpringLiving Color
Near Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
Hot springs create different water temperature environments for living things. Cistern Spring’s brown, orange, and green colors represent species of visible algae and bacteria, each requiring a different temperature environment. Only a . . . Map (db m89128) HM
93Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Cooking Hillside
On Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
Shake, then Bake Covered by dense forest until 1978, this hillside changed dramatically after a swarm of earthquakes struck the area. In spite of being jolted again and again, the trees remained standing, but met their demise soon afterward . . . Map (db m88682) HM
94Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Crested PoolSuperheated Waters
Near Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left when traveling south.
Hot springs are the most numerous type of thermal feature in Yellowstone. More than 10,000 are scattered across Yellowstone’s 2 million acres, but few are as hot and as intensely colored as Crested Pool. Water temperatures within the pool often . . . Map (db m88373) HM
95Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Crime in Wonderland
On Officers Row, on the right when traveling north.
From poachers to stagecoach robbers, soldiers were kept busy enforcing the law in Yellowstone. There were five stagecoach robberies in Yellowstone, with the last occurring on 1914. What is often considered the greatest stagecoach robbery of . . . Map (db m123146) HM
96Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Cutthroat
On E Entrance Road (U.S. 14) 0.3 miles east of Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling west.
After the ice sheet on Yellowstone Lake breaks up in May and grinds downstream beneath Fishing Bridge, you can witness a spawning frenzy. Cutthroat trout lay millions of eggs in the riverbed gravel within sight of the bridge. Spawning season has a . . . Map (db m88135) HM
97Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Daisy Geyser
Near Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling south.
Daisy Geyser is part of an interconnected group of geysers and hot springs. Underground cracks and fissures allow water and heat to circulate between the various features in this group. When the activity of one feature affects the behavior of . . . Map (db m88380) HM
98Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Dragon's Mouth Spring
On Grand Loop Road.
An unknown park visitor named this feature around 1912, perhaps due to the water that frequently surged from the cave like the lashing of a dragon's tongue. Until 1994, this dramatic wave-like action ofter splashed water as far as the boardwalk. The . . . Map (db m46269) HM
99Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — EchinusAcidic Geyser
Near Grand Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
Millions of spine-shaped deposits surround Echinus Geyser. Iron, arsenic, manganese, and aluminum are all found in the acidic fountain of water that showers the landscape. With each eruption, these metals help build miniature rust-colored sinter . . . Map (db m89129) HM
100Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Echinus Acidic Geyser
Near Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling north.
Millions of spine-shaped deposits surround Echinus Geyser. Iron, arsenic, manganese, and aluminum are all found in the acidic fountain of water that showers the landscape. With each eruption, these metals help build miniature rust-colored sinter . . . Map (db m89130) HM

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