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Fort Yellowstone

Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming
County of Park.
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY; Norris, WY; Gardiner, MT; near Buffalo Lake, ID
National Register Number: 03001032
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: WY-at-large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: http://www.nps.gov/yell or http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/fortyell.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 31, 2003):
Fort Yellowstone was built by the army to administer and protect the natural resources of Yellowstone, America's first national park. The army remained in the park from 1888 to 1918, longer than in any other park. At Yellowstone, the soldiers not only provided vital protection for the natural resouces, but also developed principles and policies of scientific observations, interpretation, and concessions management that were influential in the subsequent establishment of the National Park System.

The majority of the more than forty buildings in this district are in good condition. However, most of the stone buildings suffer from erosion or cracks from either unstable travertine soils from Mammoth Hot Springs, or seismic damage.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.

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