Form 10-300o (July 1969)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY - NOMINATION FORM
FOR NPS USE ONLY
(Number all entries)
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troops on duty in the parks, and he is entitled to credit for keeping it up to the proper standard of instruction while attend ing to his many duties as Park Superintendent.
The Board of Trade of Visalia, California, was so impressed with Young's per formance that they passed a resolution extending a vote of thanks to him for outstanding service.
Following his service in the West, Young was appointed as the United States
military to be so
attache to appointed.
Haiti by Theodore Roosevelt.
He was the first of his race
ed by any country to the Republic of Haiti.
American black ministers were no
novelty in Haiti since 1869 when Ebenezer Don black diplomat, appointed by President Grant,
Carlos Bassett, America's first presented his credentials, but
Capitaine Young" in his dashing oon of Creole, won all hearts.
uniforms, with When presented
his knowledge of French, and at the National Palace to
President Nord-Alexis, whose charming manners
the local newspapers described Young as
a "beau noir" service in Haiti Minister William
as, "the best and Young also found
accurate map [of Haiti] that has to compile, translate and write the
The Handbook of Creole as Spoken in Haiti Creole dictionary),
Island of Haiti by L. Gentil Tippenhauer. and,
(An excellent French-English- (A translation from the German)
Young later served as military attache and adviser to the Liberian Frontier Force, and as commander of the 2nd squadron of the 10th Cavalry in Mexico.
Expecting active service with the outbreak of World War I, Colonel Young /vas instead found medically unfit for active service by army doctors and forced
Rather in Ohio
than accept this verdict, Colonel Young rode to Washington, D.C., to personally appeal for
on his way to a reunion with his family in Paris.
Young was buried by the
British, with full military honors, in Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos. Later, insistence of his widow, his body was returned to the United States. military honors were again rendered when the body was escorted aboard
on the Full the S.S.
Hesseltine for the journey home.
Three buglers of the West African Frontier
Force and a detachment of Nigerian sounded "Last Post" and the colors
soldiers preceded were at half-mast
the coffin. The buglers as the coffin was set
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