Guard Duty

Guard Duty (HM1MU9)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.427', W 110° 41.947'

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Protecting Yellowstone's wildlife and natural wonders was the primary aim 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 the guardhouse controlled traffic into Yellowstone from the north. Here, soldiers contacted each party and entered the name of the driver, passengers, and type of rig into a large ledger. Guns not held at the guardhouse were sealed on the spot. They were checked at each outpost enroute, where soldiers certified on a form that the seal remained intact. Before visitors left the park, the form was scrutinized at an exit station.
HM NumberHM1MU9
Placed ByYellowstone National Park
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 523725 N 4980082
Decimal Degrees44.97378333, -110.69911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.427', W 110° 41.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 25.62" N, 110° 41' 56.82" 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 Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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