10. Roosevelt Arch, Montana, United States
Roosevelt arch is the icon of Yellowstone national park, situated at North entrance of the national park in Montana. The cornerstone of this arch was laid by Theodore Roosevelt, The 26th president of United States in 1903. Later the arch took name of President.
Yellowstone is the first ever national park in the world, established in the year 1872. But park got only few visitors at that time as it situated in a remote area. But in 1903 North Pacific Railway network connected to Northern entrance of Yellowstone national park. In short time the railway network became strong booster of Yellowstone national park’s tourism. Later engineers at Yellowstone decided to building a formal gateway at Northern side of the park to making great impression among tourists.
The construction of Roosevelt arch started in February, 1903 and completed in August of the same year. The arch was designed by renowned architect Robert Reamer. Roosevelt arch have height of 50 feet and it is 30 feet wide. Visitors can also see inscription on top of arch as “For the benefit and enjoyment of people”.