Opening Shot – A Mammoth Moment

The U.S. Army tested bicycles for the first time in the West in 1896 with the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, one of the four Buffalo Soldier regiments. Issued official Army bicycles, Lt. James Moss tested his troopers and the two-wheeled machines on an 800-mile round-trip from Fort Missoula, Montana, to Yellowstone National Park. Their successful and ambitious trek was dramatically recorded at Mammoth Hot Springs, not too far from the Army’s barracks at the northwest entrance to the park.

– COURTESY CHARLES YOUNG BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MONUMENT, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, NPS.COM –

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