The Parade Ground

The Parade Ground (HM1MTH)

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

N 44° 58.584', W 110° 42.009'

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Gathering place, training ground, site of ceremonies and parades - the drill field was the focal point of daily life at Fort Yellowstone.Each day began early with a bugler sounding reveille. Gradually, the fort came to life, and another bugle call brought horse-mounted soldiers trotting onto the field for the flag raising. Assignments were announced and troopers headed out to patrol Mammoth Hot Spring terraces. Those remaining behind assumed the never-ending task of caring for the post's horses, guard duty, or a work detail. At dusk, the bugler called all troopers back to the field for the lowering of the flag, and the day was concluded with a cannon firing from the top of Capitol Hill (to your left). Taps was played as lights winked out and quiet settled over the fort.
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HM NumberHM1MTH
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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)12T E 523642 N 4980372
Decimal Degrees44.97640000, -110.70015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.584', W 110° 42.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 35.04" N, 110° 42' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61 N Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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