Road Builders

Road Builders (HM1MTG)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 58.614', W 110° 42.026'

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In 1883, when Lieutenant Dan C. Kingman and the Army Corps of Engineers arrived, the road situation was dismal. When the Corps left 35 year later, there were 400 miles of stable, secure roads which had been designed with the intent of allowing access to major points of interest, while preserving the land as "nearly . . . as nature left it."The Corps also improved life at Fort Yellowstone by constructing a hydroelectric power plant, which provided electricity for the fort's buildings, and developing a water system. Other contributions included landscaping, installing street lights, and concrete sidewalks. "the greatest service which official authority [could] render to posterity [was] to maintain and transmit this possession as it came from the hand of Nature."
Lieutenant Dan C. KingmanChief Engineer, 1883
" . . . that [the land] will be preserved as nearly . . . as nature left it - a source of pleasure to all who visit it, and a source of wealth to no one."
Lieutenant Hiram M. ChittendenChief Engineer, 1891-1892 and 1899-1906
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees44.97690000, -110.70043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.614', W 110° 42.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 36.84" N, 110° 42' 1.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61 N Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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