Must See in Yellowstone National ParkWritten by Rooster
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The Mammoth Area
Venture into Mammoth area and you’ll notice red-roofed, many-chimneyed buildings that make up part of historic Fort Yellowstone. Fourteen years of poor management of Yellowstone led officials to turn management of National Park over to United States’ Cavalry in 1886. For first five years, Cavalry, lived in Camp Sheridan but, after five bone chilling winters soldiers built more perminant post known as Fort Yellowstone.
Prior to 1903 visitors to Yellowstone National Park took train to Cinnabar, Montana then climbed into horse-drawn carriages to enter park. Eventually railway extended all way to Gardiner and people then entered park through immense stone gateway, known as Roosevelt Arch. Designed by Robert Reamer, a renowned Yellowstone architect, arch was designed for coaches to travel through as they entered park. During construction, President Theodore Roosevelt was visiting park and took opportunity to lay cornerstone of arch which now bears his name. The top of arch is inscribed with words “For benefit and enjoyment of people” a quote from Organic Act of 1872 which enabled legislation for Yellowstone National Park.
Other Must See Sites in Yellowstone National Park.
As you enjoy your Yellowstone National Park Vacation, you’ll want to be sure to see these other sites including, Engineers Office, built by Corps of Engineers; Scottish Rite Chapel and Capitol Hill, former site of Superintendent Norris’ headquarters. The Kite Hill cemetery is a great place to visit and contains graves of early Yellowstone settlers and employees. Another Yellowstone landmark designed by architect Robert Reamer is Reamer House. Reamer House is a beautiful example of Prairie-style architecture. Finally, check out photographic studio used by Haynes family, old roads, bridges, railroad beds and historic structures in town of Gardiner.
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Where Lewis and Clark Stopped in Montana.Written by Rooster
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Perhaps one of Montana’s most famous landmarks, Great Falls, which Lewis described as a sublimely grand spectacle, can be viewed from a series of scenic overlooks. These overlooks located in Montana Power Company’s Ryan Dam Park, contain many informative interpretive signs. The Portage around Great Falls delayed Lewis and Clark expedition of almost a month in 1805. The Expeditions’ boats and supplies had to be portaged nearly 18 miles around this navigational obstacle. Almost all of route is privately owned and is not accessible to visitors. Again, visitors wishing to own a piece of history can contract one of Great Falls area’s local realtors to see if any of this privately land becomes available. A quick look at Montana Map shows Square Butte, a landmark named “Fort Mountain” by expedition in 1805. Lewis used this landmark to guide him to Great Falls in 1806. Another landmark, aptly named Lewis and Clark Pass, was crossed by party in 1806 as they followed an Indian Trail to Great Falls. This landmark is accessible by a foot trail. Commercial boat trips are available to vacationers interested in an explorer’s eye view of another landmark on map of Montana named by Lewis. The Gates of Mountains is a spectacular Missouri River Canyon and well worth trip. Montana Vacationers will also find lots of state recreation areas located around Canyon Ferry Lake, many of which have Lewis and Clark interpretation. There are many other Lewis and Clark Expedition sites to visit on your Montana Vacation. Other Lewis and Clark stops you’ll see on your Montana Map include, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Beaverhead Rock State Monument, Clark’s Lookout State Monument, Camp Fortunate Overlook, Lemhi Pass, Cameahwait’s Shoshone Camp, Travelers Rest and many others. So plan your Lewis and Clark Montana Vacation now. And remember, your Montana real estate agent is only a phone call away if you decide to stay.
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