A Good Duty Station

A Good Duty Station (HMQK7)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.529', W 110° 41.959'

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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 corresponding substance of its buildings. It also bore little resemblance to older, barricaded forts.

Because of its good facilities, relaxed discipline, and interesting surroundings, Fort Yellowstone was considered a prized assignment by many officers and enlisted men. But protection of the park did not suffer. Soldiers were ordered to "conduct themselves in a courteous and polite, but firm and decided manner" when carrying out their duties.

Photo Caption
Captain Anderson's dining room (Captain and guests), 1893. While most military posts were lonely and isolated, Fort Yellowstone offered a variety of social diversions. During "tourist season," officers and their wives frequently entertained visitors and friends.

Buildings Photo Captions Fort Yellowstone circa 1914:
1) Cavalry Barracks, Built 1909, Constructed from local sandstone;
2) Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Built 1909, Constructed from local sandstone;
3) Captain's Quarters, Built 1909, Duplex constructed from local sandstone;
4) Field Officer's Quarters, Built 1909, Constructed from local sandstone;
5) Officers' Quarters, Built 1897, Wood-frame duplex;
6) Officers' Quarters, Built 1897, Wood-frame duplex;
7) Officers' Quarters, Built 1891, Wood-frame duplex;
8) Officer's Quarters, Built 1891, Wood-frame duplex.
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HM NumberHMQK7
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 523708 N 4980270
Decimal Degrees44.97548333, -110.69931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.529', W 110° 41.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 31.74" N, 110° 41' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-428 Officers Row, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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