Jackson Hole in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Life in a Frontier Town
John and Maggie Simpson donated land
on which to build a
place for residents of the valley.
“ . . . we all one-stepped, two-stepped, fox-trotted and waltzed and polkaed together in the old Clubhouse ----- a two-story log and frame building on the east side of the Square. The dance hall was upstairs over the drugstore. One evening during a dance Olaus and I went downstairs for a soda. The thunder, the shaking and vibration from the dancing feet above was terrifying. But the building stood, and has stood, all the years.”
Location. 43° 28.803′ N, 110° 45.732′ W. Marker is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on N Cache Street (U.S. 26), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the Jackson Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson WY 83001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Square as it appeared in 1936 (here, The Jackson Town Square (a few steps from this marker); John Colter (a few steps from this marker); The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Teton County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gathering (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jackson State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); In The Early Days (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson Hole.
More about this marker. Four photographs appear on the marker. These have captions as follows: “Still distinguishable by its four-sided hip roof, the Clubhouse continues to stand on the east side of the Town Square.”; “The Clubhouse was under construction when Jackson observed the Fourth of July, 1898.”; “Jackson Drug Company was originally located in the old Clubhouse building, 1912.” and “The Jackson Mercantile began business in the Clubhouse building.”
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.