In the winter of 1894, soldiers caught the notorious poacher Ed Howell killing buffalo. Because no laws existed to prosecute Howell, public indignation caused Representative Lacey of Iowa to propose a bill "to protect the birds and animals in Yellowstone National Park, and to punish crimes in said park..."
The House and Senate quickly passed what became known as the Lacey Act. This and other laws enacted after Howell's capture were called by Yellowstone's Commander, Captain Anderson, "the most fortunate thing that ever happened to the park."
1) This new guardhouse (green building, end of row) was built in 1911 and stills serves as the lockup for violators of the regulations protecting visitors and the wonders of Yellowstone National Park.
2) Officers of the Sixth Cavalry pose with confiscated buffalo heads-probably those taken from poacher Ed Howell.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 523774 N 4980135|
|Decimal Degrees||44.97426667, -110.69848333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 58.456', W 110° 41.909'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 58' 27.36" N, 110° 41' 54.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-217 Officers Row, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US|
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