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Wilson in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Elijah Nicholas “Uncle Nick” Wilson

April 8, 1842 - December 26, 1915

 
 
Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 29, 2012
1. Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker
Inscription. In 1889, Uncle Nick joined his older brother Sylvester who brought the first Mormon settlers over Teton Pass into Jackson Hole. It took 14 days for the band to travel 90 miles from St. Anthony, Idaho to Wilson, Wyoming, the town which bears his name. As a child, Uncle Nick lived with Chief Washakie's band of Shoshone Indians. He later was a Pony Express rider, a scout for General Albert S. Johnston, and an Overland Stage driver. In Wilson, Uncle Nick was the first Presiding Elder for the Mormon Church and had the first hotel, general store, and post office. This monument is dedicated summer, 1989, on the 100th anniversary of the pioneer crossing of Teton Pass.
 
Erected 1989.
 
Location. 43° 29.906′ N, 110° 52.489′ W. Marker is in Wilson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Teton Pass Highway (State Highway 22). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5655 Wyoming 22, Wilson WY 83014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Teton Pass (approx. 4 miles away); Jackson Hole (approx. 4.7 miles away); Trumpeter Swans (approx. 5.7 miles away);
Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 29, 2012
2. Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker
Wildland Romance (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Square as it appeared in 1936 (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Clubhouse (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Jackson Town Square (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Among the Shoshones". Wilson's autobiography: "Among the Shoshones," Salt Lake City: Skelton, 1910. Library of Congress Control Number 10002970[1] (Submitted on January 1, 2013, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 29, 2012
3. Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson Marker
Marker is adjacent to Hungry Jack's General Store, which was established in 1954.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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