The Drill Field

The Drill Field (HMQK4)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.541', W 110° 41.984'

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Gathering place, site of ceremonies and parades, training ground - the drill field was the focal point of daily life at Fort Yellowstone.Each day began 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 the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces or other nearby attractions.

Those remaining behind assumed the never-ending task of caring for the post's horses.

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 (left). Taps was played as lights winked out and quiet settled over the Fort.

1) Soldiers participating in a horse drill. Other troopers waiting their turn applaud the successes of their comrades (1911).

2) Firing salute gun, Capitol Hill, July 4, 1916

HM NumberHMQK4
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 523675 N 4980292
Decimal Degrees44.97568333, -110.69973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.541', W 110° 41.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 32.46" N, 110° 41' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-694 Officers Row, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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