Union Pacific Identification Pylon

Union Pacific Identification Pylon (HM1YFT)

Location: West Yellowstone, MT 59758 Gallatin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 39.51', W 111° 5.85'

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This Property
Contributes To The
West Yellowstone Oregon
Shortline Terminus
Historic District
Listed In The
National Register
Historic Places
By the United States
In Cooperation With

Rail-based tourism added significantly to Montana's economy at the turn of the century with tourists spending $500,000 in the state each year from 1900 through 1910. The railroad-related buildings scattered near the entrance to Yellowstone Park serve as reminders that the town of West Yellowstone was born because of the railroad. This pylon rises from green grass speckled with wild parsley against a wooded backdrop, defining the eastern boundary of the historic district. Its construction and dedication in 1910 marked the completion of the railroad terminus and the beginning of development by the Union Pacific for the accommodation of tourists en route to the park. Two cement shields of the 1904-1912 Union Pacific logo are mounted on a base of randomly placed welded tuff. The same shield, borrowed in 1905 by the newly created U.S. Forest Service, still identifies that agency today. The West Yellowstone marker symbolizes tourism in its infancy when railroad travel made the national parks more
accessible to all. (Marker Number 1.)
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 492269 N 4945019
Decimal Degrees44.65850000, -111.09750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 39.51', W 111° 5.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 39' 30.6" N, 111° 5' 51" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jeep Trail, West Yellowstone MT 59758, US
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