Yellowstone National Park North Entrance (Gardiner MT):
# The Arch is 50 feet high
# The main opening is 30 feet high by 25 feet wide
# Each tower is: 12 feet square at the base, tapers to 6 feet where Arch begins
# The rocks were hewn from basalt, a volcanic rock, quarried locally
# Cost for the Arch was $ 10,000.00
# Above the arch is carved: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People"
# On east tower is carved: "Yellowstone National Park"
# On the west tower is carved: "Created by Act of Congress, March 1, 1872"
# President Theodore Roosevelt was already in the park on vacation when asked to lay the cornerstone
# Several thousand people came to Gardiner - mostly by train - on April 24, 1903 for the dedication
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