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Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming Historical Markers

 
Field Officers' Quarters, Built 1909 image, Touch for more information
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
Field Officers' Quarters, Built 1909
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Good Duty Station
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Most Fortunate Thing...
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Sense of Community
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — A Soldier's Life
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — At Guard
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — From Soldier to Ranger
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — Road Builders
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — The Drill Field
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
Wyoming (Park County), Mammoth Hot Springs — Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone
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 . . . — Map (db m123151) HM


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